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“The youth are now fearless:” Milwaukee police shot at by burglary suspect who was quickly apprehended

MILWAUKEE -- No one was hurt when Milwaukee police officers on Thursday night, November 17th were shot at by an armed suspect during a burglary in progress near 27th and Ruby.

It happened shortly before 10:30 p.m.

Fortunately no one was injured during the exchange of gunfire, and the suspect who is responsible for pulling the trigger is in custody.

Residents are thankful, considering the damage that was caused. Shooting near 27th and Ruby

"He kicked mine in, he kicked the next door lady's, her garage door in. He tried to break inside the red brick house, that's why it's boarded up," said Glenn Simmons.

Glenn Simmons owns one of the properties targeted.

"I was missing some winter items like my snow blowers and leaf blowers and stuff like that," said Simmons.

Simmons says his son heard a series of banging, then gunfire. Shooting near 27th and Ruby

"He heard gunshots, like four shots," said Simmons.

Bullet holes were also visible on a garage just feet away from nearby residents. The shots were fired after officers responded to a burglary in progress. They say the suspect shot at them and they returned fire.

"That just goes to show you where we are at in today's society, when people get called up on the situation and they get shot at. The youth are now fearless," said Gary Holloway, lives nearby.

Gary Holloway

Gary Holloway

The suspect was later arrested after a brief foot chase.

"Justice will be served," said Holloway.

Residents are rattled that their neighborhood keeps being targeted.

"I've been here since residence 2010, and it's the third break-in at my residence," said Simmons.

Simmons has taken safety steps on his property and says he won't be scared away.

"We are here to stay. We are not going to be deterred out of this neighborhood. We are here to stay and see and witness and report anything out of the ordinary," Simmons said.

Shooting near 27th and Ruby

Police say the 23-year-old suspect is a Milwaukee man who has an arrest record with Milwaukee police.

The case will be reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office in the coming days.

7 comments

  • Why?

    Who made the youth fearless? You did by not going after them. They now feel crime is an entitlement. Once you start using your authority it will stop,until then it will only get worse. Sorry you guys are under Flynns authority-look where it got you and us as a city!! They know they have the upper hand and unless it changes good luck!

  • So what

    Pos coward get a job sell lemonade search for cans to recycle but leave honest hardworking citizens alone. Be a man not a coward.

  • Gary D. Hamilton

    Sorry Mr.Holloway justice will not be served by our far left judicial system in Milwaukee. The youth in Milwaukee have been fearless for many years. If this punk would have gotten shot and killed you yourself may have been marching, protesting/rioting because of injustice by the police towards black people. This thug will be out on the streets in no time breaking into garages again. Our liberal Mayor, Police Chief, and Judicial system wont make this piece of trash do serious time until he actually kills someone.

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