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MPD releases dashcam video tied to fatal officer-involved shooting at 47th and Hampton

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MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Police Department released on Thursday, Feb. 20 a "Community Briefing" regarding a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred near 47th and Hampton on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. The briefing includes dashcam video from one of the squads involved in the pursuit of the suspect.

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Officer-involved shooting near 47th and Hampton, Milwaukee

Kean Walker

The man fatally shot by Milwaukee police was identified as Kean Walker.

The video shows Walker, 23, shooting at officers, then officers fired back. The barrage of bullets then came to a stop, but the deadly series of events that ended at 47th and Hampton had started there just minutes earlier.

At around 8 p.m. the night of the shooting, police say an officer spotted a reckless driver at 47th and Hampton -- later identified was Walker. Police say Walker took off and led officers up 47th, east on Fairmount, north on 42nd, east on Villard and then back south on 37th before heading west on Hampton. That's where dascham video picks up.

Right as the vehicle sideswiped a parked car outside a convenience store, the car came to a stop at 47th and Hampton. Walker is seen running, then pointing and firing three rounds from a 9 mm, semi-automatic Smith & Wesson handgun at officers -- hitting two MPD squads and missing an officer who fell down but was not injured.

Three other officers chased after Walker and shot.

Court records show Walker, who had prior felony convictions, was wanted for misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct for allegedly beating up and pointing a gun at his girlfriend.

Milwaukee police squad struck by gunfire in incident at 47th and Hampton

Milwaukee police squad struck by gunfire in incident at 47th and Hampton

Officer-involved shooting near 47th and Hampton

Officer-involved shooting near 47th and Hampton

The Wauwatosa Police Department, which is handling the independent investigation, is not commenting on the matter at this time. The Milwaukee Police Department said its internal affairs division also has an ongoing investigation into the shooting.

About Community Briefings

Milwaukee police issued the following statement regarding this and all community briefings:

"The Community Briefing video series was created by MPD to promote transparency and accountability with the public and to provide relevant information about officer-involved shootings. MPD’s goal is to continue to release relevant video regarding critical incidents within a reasonable amount of time after the incident unless releasing such video would jeopardize the integrity of the investigation."

This is a developing story.

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