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Armed 23-year-old convicted felon shot, injured by MPD officer; semi-automatic pistol recovered

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MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee police officer shot an armed suspect near 20th and Center on Tuesday, August 4th.

The suspect was taken to the hospital. Police were able to recover the suspect's gun -- a .380 semi-automatic pistol.

Police say this all began near 19th and Clarke. Plain-clothes officers came across individuals they suspected were involved in drug activity.

Officer-involved shooting near 20th and Clarke

Officer-involved shooting near 20th and Clarke

The officers conducted a field interview -- and that's when one suspect fled the scene on foot.

Police say a pursuit ensued, and it ended near 20th and Center.

That's where one suspect fired a round at the officer as that suspect was running away, and the officer returned fire.

We're told the suspect fired at least one round, and the officer fired several rounds.

Officer-involved shooting near 20th and Clarke

Officer-involved shooting near 20th and Clarke

The suspect was hit one time. His injuries are believed to be non life-threatening.

He is a 23-year-old convicted felon, and police say he had "multiple open warrants."

"I think we`ve got a concern right now with the willingness of our offender community to use their firearms. I think that`s been demonstrated over and over again in recent months," Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said.

The Milwaukee police officer involved in this incident is 34 years old, and has been on the force for 11 years. He has been placed on administrative duty, as is protocol in these situations.

Officer-involved shooting near 20th and Clarke

Officer-involved shooting near 20th and Clarke

"When I saw them running with guns, I ran to the corner because they were running in the same direction. I didn`t want to get hit as an innocent bystander," one witness told FOX6 News.

"It was really scary. I was like, I don`t know. This is my home. I stay down the street," another witness said.

Officer-involved shooting near 20th and Clarke

Officer-involved shooting near 20th and Clarke

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12 comments

  • Sheila Moyet

    Is there any doubt that the streets of Milwaukee is turning into a war zone? Why are these criminals out on the streets? The judicial system is totally broken. What is Barrett and Flynn doing about it? With the limited police force, they are overwhelmed by the crime and violence. The animals are out numbering the police and taking over. We are in severe trouble, and it is going to spread out through the city. People have got to open their eyes and stop making excuses. The liberal and PC way of thinking is just contributing to the problem. We need some drastic action. We need tough leaders for our city who are not afraid of taking action.

  • Opinion8d

    The fact that daytime shootings are on the rise is very concerning. I am skeptical of the police claim that he had a gun though – how could he?? -there is a law that a felony can’t own a gun. Are you telling me some people don’t follow the law??? Maybe we should pass a law to make people follow the law?!?!? :/

    • terry

      I have a brilliant idea. Lets all demand that politicians write more laws and regulations that non-law abiding citizens will ignore and that will just tick off those of us who take gun safety seriously and who follow gun laws.

      Poachers kill animals illegality, many times with firearms, yet I don’t know of too many people who think the problem is too many hunting rifles.

  • terry

    Much of the violence, I think, stems from the back and forth battle between law enforcement and gangs (not just the gang members themselves) The police get and upper hand and at other times, like now the gangs feel empowered.

    Yes I know not all of these recent shooting are gang related directly but I do feel the affects of the police feeling the state and feds don’t necessarily have their backs is devastating to police and the communities they serve.

    Being a police officer is a choice. No one forced these officers to be in law enforcement. I fear persons that would other wise make great officers won’t even consider a carrier as a cop and still others take early retirement and all their experience goes out the door with ’em.

    Certain local and national politicians need to get their heads out of their behinds and wake the H#!! up.
    To many of them are acting STUPIDLY.

  • ubiquitous beavisandbutthead

    He was a good boy! He was a gentle giant! He wouldn’t harm nobody! He was planning to go to college in the fall! Why they shoots him?!?!?!

    • STFU

      I’m pretty sure I saw your mother playing bury the sausage with a few gang members on 20th and center

  • Gallactic President Superstar McAwesomeville

    Don’t worry guys, he’s a good kid who wouldn’t hurt anybody. Now we just have to wait for his picture that has him smiling in a cap and gown

  • Swollen prostate

    Sir mac daddy, you are the entire problem with the city of Milwaukee your attitude your feeling of entitlement.

  • wreck

    your an idiot, its not law abiding citizens causing havoc, its these idiots with STOLEN GUNS!!! comitting crimes that are not being enforced by local prosecution…if you can conceal carry then PLEASE do so, when seconds count, the cops are MINUTES away….

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