WAUWATOSA — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the name of the 32-year-old woman who was found dead at the Normandy Village Apartments in Wauwatosa during an investigation into an officer-involved shooting there on Monday night, January 11th.
Officials with the medical examiner’s office say Lauren Johnson’s death is being investigated as a suspicious death.
A cause of death is not known, and is pending further investigation by the Wauwatosa Police Department.
Police were called out to the Normandy Village Apartments, located near 124th and North Avenue in Wauwatosa around 8:00 p.m. on Monday for a domestic incident.
A tenant reported hearing a woman screaming and then seeing someone jump off a balcony.
“I heard like, shouting and stuff,” Jeff Ward said. “I just heard a bump — thumping around and a lot of craziness going on.”
When officers arrived, a chase ensued between officers and someone who was fleeing the scene.
Chief Weber said officers caught up to the fleeing suspect near N. 124 Street. At that time, a physical struggle ensued between the 34-year-old male suspect and a 50-year-old police supervisor — and the suspect produced a knife.
“The suspect cut or slashed and stabbed at the supervisor repeatedly. Two of the other officers that were on the scene fired their service weapons to stop the threat. Each officer fired one round, we believe from their handgun, striking the suspect with a total of two rounds,” Chief Weber said.
The suspect was transported Froedtert Hospital. His condition is unknown.
The police supervisor was released from the hospital.
“He had injuries to his hand,” Chief Weber said.
We’re told the two officers who fired shots in this case each have five years experience in law enforcement. They are 31 and 36 years old, and are on administrative leave.
Officers on scene found 32-year-old Lauren Johnson dead below the balcony of an apartment.
“Unfortunately she was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy is being conducted by the medical examiner,” Chief Weber said.
The Milwaukee Police Department is conducting the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.
MPD has released this statement to FOX6 News:
“Milwaukee police continue to investigate the officer-involved shooting in Wauwatosa. When our investigation is complete, we will present the case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for a review.”