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Suspect shot by Oak Creek police during negotiations after armed robbery at Meijer

Meijer near Drexel and Howell in Oak Creek

OAK CREEK -- An officer-involved shooting took place during a tactical incident after an armed robbery in Oak Creek Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Police said it began with an armed robbery at Meijer near Drexel and Howell.

Following up on that crime, officers responded to the area near 8th and American Avenue around 11:30 a.m., where police said the armed robbery suspect saw squads and ran into a home in the area.

A perimeter was established, and negotiations were attempted.

Officer-involved shooting after armed robbery at Meijer in Oak Creek

Officer-involved shooting after armed robbery at Meijer in Oak Creek

Officer-involved shooting after armed robbery at Meijer in Oak Creek

During negotiations, police said the suspect pointed a gun at officers, and the officers shot the suspect once in the arm. The suspect was taken to Froedtert Hospital in stable condition. A firearm was recovered, police said.

"To hear something happen like this -- it's really scary. I heard two loud bangs, and I didn't know what they were," said Jenna Amvrowiak, neighbor.

Officer-involved shooting after armed robbery at Meijer in Oak Creek

This incident involved three officers -- members of the "Emergency Response Unit." They have 12 years of experience, and four years of experience. The officers were not injured.

Officer-involved shooting after armed robbery at Meijer in Oak Creek

"I'm just glad none of the officers were hurt, you know? It's a scary thing that there was someone dangerous around here because there's little kids everywhere, walking around. It's a generally safe neighborhood," said Amvrowiak.

The investigation into the officer-involved shooting is ongoing -- being led by the Milwaukee Police Department, and involving the Milwaukee Area Investigative Team. The armed robbery is being investigated separately, and charges against the suspect are being referred to the district attorney.

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