FOX6 News learns man shot by U.S. Marshals will not go to prison

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Mario Lopez

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — He was shot by U.S. Marshals while trying to evade law enforcement back in May of 2012, and that shooting was ruled justified. Now, FOX6 News has learned Mario Lopez will not be going to prison.

Lopez was shot at the intersection of Forest Home and Lincoln Avenues while trying to evade law enforcement.

U.S. Marshals say Lopez fled in a vehicle, and eventually got out of his car, leading law enforcement on a foot chase. They say he dropped a handgun when he tripped in the intersection of Forest Home and Lincoln.

Lopez was shot multiple times while reaching for his handgun — a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol.

Kevin Carr, a U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin says his two experienced officers did what they were trained to do.

“Nobody hopes to use deadly force and I’m sure that there are moments when they reflect on what happened and can hardly believe what did happen,” Carr said.

According to the U.S. Marshals, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm noted in his report that life-saving measures taken by their deputies may have saved Lopez’s life.

“They applied first aid training to this suspect that we believe was critical,” Carr said.

Lopez was indicted for possession of a firearm by a felon, and was also accused of a probation violation.

Lopez was given 18 months for his gun crime, but essentially served his sentence through the time he already spent behind bars.

4 comments

  • Dave Reeve

    what a joke, lets pass more gun laws, that will make things better… but our awsome judicial system will let a pos like this essentially walk.. mabye they’ll put him away next time for a murder that he’ll commit in the future.

  • chuito rivera

    Dave reeve that man your talking was on a parole violation he didn’t piont the gun at anyone nor did he threaten anyone there was no reason for him to get shot and you have no reason to talk about that man as if you new his current situation an his reasons for having that gun mybad they should lock you up for your ignorance.

    • Rebecca Hubbird

      Maybe they should have reported how that man was shot 11 times while curled up in a ball on the pavement… You think that was punishment enough?

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