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48-year-old Milwaukee man killed in officer-involved shooting near 10th and Burnham

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MILWAUKEE -- A 48-year-old Milwaukee man was killed in an officer-involved shooting near 10th and Burnham Monday evening, Aug. 13.

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said it happened around 5 p.m., when officers from MPD's District 2 were conducting follow-up on a suspect they were seeking who fled from them earlier in the day. That individual was located near 10th and Burnham and officers conducted a traffic stop. Chief Morales said the suspect exited a vehicle with a firearm and shots were fired. He said two officers fired shots, and the suspect died from his injuries at the scene.

He said it's too soon to tell whether the suspect fired his weapon at officers. The suspect's firearm was recovered at the scene.

"Obviously there is additional information. The investigation is fluid. We will try to get you that as it comes," said Chief Morales.

Chief Morales said the officers involved are men -- one 44 years old and one 27 years old, with 20 years of service and six years of service with MPD, respectively.

No officers were injured in this incident.

Chief Morales said the suspect was wanted on two active warrants for violation of probation and domestic violence -- and charges for fleeing officers earlier Monday.

The owner of a nearby bar said his friend's wife was parked in a white vehicle up the road moments before this happened. He said multiple shots were heard.

"Everybody heard them. Everybody was out seeing what was going on. They were scared to hell. The kids were crying, and then a little while later, up the street 'bang, bang, bang,'" the bar owner said.

The Milwaukee Area Investigative Team is investigating, including personnel from Waukesha, Wauwatosa, West Allis, Greenfield, Oak Creek and Marquette University PD.

When the investigation is complete, the district attorney will review it.

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