Milwaukee Police Department
Press Release

MPD Officer-involved shooting that occurred on Monday, February 24, 2020

 

By - Feb 24th, 2020 03:23 pm

On Monday, February 24, 2020, at 1:04 a.m., the Milwaukee Police Department responded to a ShotSpotter alert on the 1500 block of S. Union Street. As the officers were responding, the call was updated to a subject with a gun and a description of the suspect was provided.

At 1:07 a.m., officers observed a suspect that fit the description that was provided and gave the suspect commands to stop and remove his hands from his pockets. The suspect disregarded the commands and fled on foot at which time a foot pursuit ensued. During the foot pursuit, officers gave the suspect several commands to stop and remove his hands from his pockets. The suspect brandished a firearm at which time officers fired shots at the suspect, subsequently striking the suspect. The suspect, 27-year-old male from Milwaukee, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The suspect’s firearm was recovered at the scene. No officers were injured.

The officers involved are a 30-year-old male with over 2 ½ years of service, a 31-year-old male with over 4 years of service and a 23-year-old male with over 1 ½ years of service. Per Milwaukee Police Department’s Standard Operating Procedure, all three officers have been placed on administrative duty.

The Milwaukee Area Investigative Team is investigating the incident. Greenfield Police Department is the lead agency in the investigation.

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