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In custody: Man fires gun at officers during hours-long standoff in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police took a man into custody late Wednesday night, April 25 after a tactical situation at an apartment building on Lovers Lane, just north of Hampton Avenue. The subject fired a gunshot toward officers during the incident.

According to police, officers were called to the scene around 12:00 p.m. after a man became enraged at family members and fired a gunshot inside his apartment.

Tactical situation on Lovers Lane in Milwaukee

Arriving officers began to speak to the subject and encourage him to exit the building. Officers trained in crisis negotiations also talked with the subject for over 10 hours to encourage him to surrender peacefully.

Police say the subject, who appeared to be suffering from a mental health emergency, later became unresponsive to the crisis negotiators. At that time, MPD members proceeded to enter the apartment — at which time the subject fired a gunshot towards officers.

Tactical situation on Lovers Lane in Milwaukee

Tactical situation on Lovers Lane in Milwaukee

The bullet impacted an officer’s protective equipment but the officer was not injured.

A different officer discharged his weapon at the subject. The subject was not hit with the gunfire. He quickly surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident.

He was not injured, but was taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Tactical situation on Lovers Lane in Milwaukee

A loaded handgun was located near the subject.