At least one shot fired at officers trying to serve search warrant

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A least one shot was fired at Milwaukee police officers serving a search warrant in a neighborhood just south of 30th and Hampton Ave. on Friday afternoon, August 15th.

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn says at least one shot was fired at they executed a "flash bang" while serving that search warrant; a warrant concerning a drug and firearm investigation. Those officers were not hit.  The officers did not return fire. The officers then entered the home and took five suspects into custody without returning fire.

"This is about a drug house that was literally terrorizing the neighborhood. They have a surveillance system. They're armed, they're willing to use deadly force. They're selling drugs, They're buying weapons," said Flynn.

Again, the officers did not return fire -- and Chief Flynn had this to say about that...

"I think it was a remarkable demonstration, not only of their courage but of their restraint, which is also one of our core values in that, despite the fact that they had every right to use deadly force in reply, they did not," said Flynn.

The ATF is assisting Milwaukee police in this investigation.

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6 comments

  • dancing in the ruins

    another story where I read the headline and already know what part of town it happened on before reading the actual story

  • mh

    Well I hope they charge all five occupants with shooting at the police since they are all going to say, “I didn’t do it”. This is another throw away the key scenario. These bums will never do ANY GOOD for the community. .

  • Dmarie

    I am very sorry to say, but who in their right mind (And if they are so innocent), would fire a shot out into the police?? Like I keep saying, put them all on an airplane to Iraq, Afghanistan, wherever there is a major conflict going on & drop them off in an area with their weapons & tell them to survive. Since they all think that they are so tough & can terrorize a neighborhood of decent people in the USA! Let them show how though they are when around insurgents that will blow them to bits in a heartbeat!

  • 2econd

    “I think it was a remarkable demonstration, not only of their courage but of their restraint, which is also one of our core values in that, despite the fact that they had every right to use deadly force in reply, they did not,” said Flynn. or is it really because they didn’t have a clear shot at the shooter, Flynn your an idiot, apparently you take us for idiots, because guaranteed, if they had a clear shot at the shooter, they would have shot back, and you would have been right there to second guess them, and let them hang for it.

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