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Police release ID of alleged robber who was fatally shot

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police say a man who was fatally shot after allegedly attempting to rob a person on the city’s north side is 18-year-old Rico Blackmer.

The incident happened near 23rd and Keefe just before midnight on Saturday, May 18th. Authorities said the person who shot the robbery suspect, a Milwaukee man in his early 60s, was cooperating with detectives.

No other suspects are being sought.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office continues to review this case.

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