MILWAUKEE -- A robbery suspect shot Sunday morning, May 8th by an off-duty Milwaukee Police Department lieutenant was not armed.
Police said Monday, May 9th new information has revealed a customer inside the Sally Beauty Supply store near 76th and Good Hope Road was yelling that the store had been robbed.
The off-duty lieutenant was in the area, and heard the yelling, and apparently saw the suspect holding stolen merchandise.
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.
That's when a passerby shot cell phone video later posted to Facebook.
Police said 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 said 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.
Milwaukee police say this case will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office for strong armed robbery charges in the coming days.
Police say they will not be releasing the suspect's name until formal charges have been issued.
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.
You'll recall -- a similar situation occurred in this area just days ago.
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.
"There's a point you become immune to it, I guess you could say. My reaction to it is that it's sad," Patrick Roberts said.
Roberts was at a service station during the food pursuit on Thursday.
"I saw the foot chase. I heard the shots," Roberts said.
Roberts said the crime in the area has made him think people have given up hope to succeed the honest way.
"What happened here is just a symptom of a sickness. It's the runny nose you experience when you get a cold. It's our society crying out from its pain and the injustices that are going on," Roberts said.
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