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Milwaukee Officer Shoots Armed Suspect Who Wouldn’t Drop Gun: Police [VIDEO]

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Milwaukee police shooting leaves an armed suspect dead in the district where Peter Jerving lost his life.

A Milwaukee police officer shot and killed an armed man who led officers on a vehicle and foot pursuit and then refused commands to drop his gun, according to a press release from the Milwaukee Police Department.

“During the foot pursuit, the suspect possessed a handgun and continued to flee with the gun in his hand. Officers gave the suspect several commands to drop the gun and an officer discharged his firearm striking the suspect. No officers or anyone else was injured from the gunfire,” police wrote. “The suspect, a 31-year-old Milwaukee man, sustained fatal injuries. The firearm was recovered.”

See the video based on the above screenshot here.

“At the time the officer engaged, there was a firearm,” Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said in a news conference.

Police wrote, “The Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) is aware of videos that are circulating on social media platforms depicting portions of the incident including officers moving the suspect.”

The suspect’s name was not released. The shooting occurred in District 4, which is the police district where Police Officer Peter Jerving was shot and killed in a foot pursuit with an armed suspect.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, at approximately 1:48 p.m., Milwaukee Police officers “observed a vehicle traveling on the 7000 block of W. Thurston Avenue, without any license plates,” the release says.

“Officers conducted a traffic stop at which time, the driver initially stopped; however, he then fled in the vehicle as officers approached.”

Officers responding to the area “observed the suspect vehicle at N. 60th Street and W. Thurston Avenue and a vehicle pursuit was initiated,” the release says.

‘”The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle disregarded a red traffic signal and collided with an uninvolved vehicle in the 9100 block of W. Silver Spring Drive. The suspect and sole occupant exited the vehicle and fled on foot.”

The press release continues:

“The uninvolved motorist in the other vehicle refused medical attention. 

The officer involved is a 43-year-old male with over 5 years of service. He will be placed on administrative duty as is routine in an officer involved critical incident. 

This is a fluid and ongoing investigation. The Milwaukee Area Investigative Team will be investigating this incident. The Waukesha Police Department will be the lead law enforcement agency in the investigation. 

The Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) is aware of videos that are circulating on social media platforms depicting portions of the incident including officers moving the suspect. MPD is conducting a full administrative investigation of this incident. MPD holds its members to the highest level of integrity and if it is determined that any member has violated the code of conduct they will be held accountable. A community briefing discussing this incident will be released in the future.”

 

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