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“Violent 24 hours:” 1 dead in officer-involved shooting near N. 44th & Auer

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Officer-involved shooting near 44th & Auer

Officer-involved shooting near 44th & Auer

MILWAUKEE -- A 23-year-old man is dead following an officer-involved shooting that took place near N. 44th and Auer Avenue Saturday afternoon, August 13th.

The shooting took place around 4:00 p.m.

Milwaukee police say an officer stopped two suspects in a car near 44th and Auer, when both occupants fled from the vehicle on foot.

Officers pursued the suspects and during that time, one officer shot one suspect who was armed with a semiautomatic handgun.

"I heard bang, bang, bang, three shots and I knew they were gunshots," said Maxine Jeter, neighbor.

Jeter heard the gunshots from her backyard.

"I heard some yelling prior to that before the shots. I think maybe it might of been the police yelling at somebody," said Jeter.

Officer-involved shooting near 44th & Auer

Officer-involved shooting near 44th & Auer

That suspect died from his injuries at the scene.

"One man was armed with a handgun. An officer confronted that man in a gangway and the officer fired shots and that man is deceased," said Milwaukee Police Assistant Chief William Jessup.

According to police, the suspect has been identified as a 23-year-old Milwaukee man, with a lengthy arrest record.

Officer-involved shooting near 44th & Auer

Officer-involved shooting near 44th & Auer

Police say the handgun he was armed with was taken in a burglary in Waukesha, back in March. The victim of that burglary reported 500 rounds of ammunition was stolen along with the handgun.

As the 23-year-old man's family arrived at the scene, emotions ran high trying to understand what took place.

Jeter watched the aftermath unfold.

"It's too much. This brings us to tears," said Jeter.

The other suspect was arrested in this incident.

The officer involved in this shooting is a 24-year-old man, with six years of service with the Milwaukee Police Department, three years as an officer.

The officer was uninjured and will be placed on administrative duty during the investigation.

"Very, very violent 24-hours in the City of Milwaukee. Our officers are out here taking risks on behalf of the community and making split-second decisions. In this case, our officer attempted to stop two young men, one armed with a handgun, that officer had to make a split-second decision when the person confronted him with a handgun. This is a risk they take every day on behalf of our community," said Jessup.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation will be leading this investigation.

No other details have been released.

Officer-involved shooting near 44th & Auer

Officer-involved shooting near 44th & Auer

This incident is taking place just one block away from where a shooting occurred Friday evening, near Sherman and Burleigh. One man was killed at that location while driving in his vehicle, according to the medical examiner.

14 comments

    • Libsareliars

      Robert Martin you are the total dumb ass who probably supports liberal policies which are failures. Your IQ is 30,40,50???

  • Joseph Nelson

    I think we have a problem the mayor is a wizard.JobsJobs,Jobs that is what is needed.No more prayer vigils next day more killings Walk 500 miles not going too help tommy

  • imcrazy

    The suspect was a 23 year old man with a lengthy criminal record and now he is the black life that matters.

  • 2ECOND

    So let me get this straight..8 murders the night before,no one gives a crap, BLACK cop shoots a guy that brandishes a STOLEN gun and now there’s reason to riot?! Just a bunch of f’n animals.

  • SedonaDreaming

    I am sick to death of people perpetrating crimes and their communities blaming law enforcement for their personal demise when they are doing things which are illegal and dangerous. Sick of it. Now people in their own community are without transportation because cars were burned, people without jobs as a result of this violence, businesses will have to rebuild…if they can, a bank and gas station set on fire, police vehicles damaged, a police officer injured, and who knows what else the extent of this will end up being. All the while, resources are being tapped from the rest of the community while people keep up their violent response. Animals…clueless animals.

  • dylan

    great job MP{D, the suspect was dangerous had a record a stolen gun from outside the city limits…I am sure the family thinks he is so sweet and innocent that is what is wrong with the communities where this violence and lawlessness is bred…take responsibility bad behavior=bad outcomes

  • MelissaK

    These uncivilized, uneducated and unemployed animals kill EACH OTHER EVERY DAY/NIGHT, they burn down THEIR OWN neighborHOODS, and THEN, the blame the white and the POLICE!? Please!!!! Let’s send them all back to Africa and be done with it. This is 100% ridiculous! Thanks forefathers. We should have picked our OWN COTTON!

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