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Off-duty MPD lieutenant shoots, wounds robbery suspect near 76th & Good Hope

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police say an officer-involved shooting happened near 76th and Good Hope Road on Sunday, May 8th.

This all began around 11:30 a.m.

Officer-involved shooting -- 76th and Good Hope Road

Officer-involved shooting -- 76th and Good Hope Road

Police say an off-duty MPD lieutenant was in the area near 76th and Good Hope when he was told by a store employee that Sally Beauty Supply was being robbed.

The lieutenant confronted the suspect and fired several shots, striking the suspect.

The suspect fled the area in a vehicle and later was located at 76th and Mill Road.

Officer-involved shooting -- 76th and Good Hope Road

Officer-involved shooting -- 76th and Good Hope Road

The suspect is a 25-year old Milwaukee man.  He was taken to the hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wounds and has been arrested for this incident.

Police say he is a convicted felon and has a lengthy arrest record for various offenses ranging from robbery to burglary, motor vehicle theft, battery, resisting an officer and drug possession.

Officer-involved shooting -- 76th and Good Hope Road

Officer-involved shooting -- 76th and Good Hope Road

The MPD lieutenant is assigned the "Investigative and Intelligence Bureau." He is 48 years old and has 22 years of service with MPD.

He was not injured during this incident and will be placed on administrative duty per policy.

Officer-involved shooting -- 76th and Good Hope Road

Officer-involved shooting -- 76th and Good Hope Road

Javon Bray was working at a Subway restaurant next door on Sunday afternoon.

"Three gunshots. I heard three gunshots. I seen kids running. It was just a scary moment," Bray said.

"It's terrifying thinking that there was a robbery and police had to shoot the suspect.  That's scary to me," Takeya Jefferson said.

You'll recall -- a similar situation occurred in this area just days ago.

Officer-involved shooting -- 76th and Good Hope Road

Officer-involved shooting -- 76th and Good Hope Road

On Thursday night, May 5th, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said his officer was shot in the chest by an armed robbery suspect, identified as 38-year-old Burt Johnson, who was fleeing an O'Reilly Auto Parts store.

The officer's life was saved by his body armor, Flynn said. He was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

A foot pursuit of the suspect continued, and at the end of the pursuit, the suspect fired several more rounds at officers, police said.

Two officers returned fire -- striking the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

11 comments

  • Bill W

    Lib you should leave America. Please! Pretty please with sugar on top. Also, I hope you’re a victim of a crime soon and need the cops help. I hope they show up and don’t help you one bit.

  • Sick of the crime

    Iam positive if this was a white officer they will turn out by the thousands to protest. Your gonna hear about how he was such a good kid and it was all the cops fault just
    Like all the others.

  • What's happened to the city

    When you take into account the relatively small size of Milwaukee compared to other city’s nationwide the gun violence and crime is incredible. I don’t see any changes coming anytime soon under the current city administration. Iam afraid that the worst is yet to come. The felons have taken over the inner city.

  • Propecia

    We get who we elect. Barrett in his 4th term. Mayor since 2004 . Ask a Barrett supporter to name the 3 biggest accomplishments of Barrett as Mayor. You will get a deer in the headlights look from the Barrett supporter while crickets are heard chirping. Way to go, Milwaukee voters. Keep voting all the same democrats in, keep enjoying the high crime, shootings, murders, high enemployments, car thefts, burglary, home break ins, vandalism, graffiti, high school dropouts, pot holes, lazy trash pickup, poverty, drug use, etc., etc., etc. But we are going to have that trolley wooHoo.

  • Gary Hamilton

    Good job officer, I would have said great job, but you didn’t kill this low life.

  • Libsareliars

    Great job officer!!
    Here is a case and point. Why is this low life out running around? He is a convicted felon with a lengthy arrest record. Barrett wonders why crime is so high in Milwaukee. I have a suggestion for him. Go talk to his liberal judges who he supports and ask them why thugs like this are not in prison.

  • Angry Dad

    Worthless POS had no business being in public with his record. What is wrong with liberal judges? They don’t care at all about public safety. Just keep putting violent predators back out on the street and wonder why everyday there is so much violence in this city.

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