Suspect arrested for pointing and aiming a long gun at protesters
On Monday, September 14, 2020, at approximately 4:25 p.m., Milwaukee Police responded to a residence located on the 3400 block of N. 80th Street regarding a trouble with subject call for service. The suspect threatened to physically harm the victim (who is his neighbor) while wielding a chainsaw, causing the victim to fear for their safety. The suspect, a 56-year-old man from Milwaukee, was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed.
On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at approximately 5:21 p.m., officers were dispatched to a demonstration at the same location where several individuals protested outside the suspect’s residence.
At approximately 8:30 p.m., the officers who were monitoring the protest were notified by a witness that the suspect was inside his residence by a window and that the suspect motioned the long gun as if he chambered a round and then pointed the gun at the crowd. The video of the incident was subsequently broadcasted on several social media outlets.
Officers made contact with the suspect and observed that he appeared to be intoxicated. He was subsequently arrested for endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon while under the influence of an intoxicant, disorderly conduct while armed and bail jumping.
Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the upcoming days.
The Milwaukee Police Department continues to support the rights of those who choose to peacefully protest.