No charges for man accused of prompting Shorewood standoff

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SHOREWOOD (WITI) — The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday, July 11th no charges will be filed against a man accused of prompting a tactical situation in Shorewood in June.

The Shorewood Police Department referred the case to the District Attorney’s Office for possible charges following the June 21st standoff.

According to officials, 10 outside agencies responded to a 911 call about a possible domestic violence in an apartment complex located in the 3500 block of Oakland Ave. in Shorewood.

During the call, officials say they heard people screaming.

Upon arrival, no one answered the door or telephone. Officers attempted to persuade the individuals to come out, eventually requesting the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s SWAT Team to assist with entry into the apartment.

The situation ended peacefully after a man called police and asked what he should do to resolve the situation. Police told him to come out of his apartment with his hands up, which is what he did.

Two people, a man and a woman, were taken into custody.

It is unclear at this time whether the Shorewood Police Department will issue any municipal citations to the man involved.