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Family of Suspected Shooter of Milwaukee Officer Releases Statement

The family of the suspect involved in the police shooting on South 17th Street released a statement to local media Sunday evening. 

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The statement reads: 

This terrible tragedy is not the result of any movement, political agenda, race or gender.  It is the result of a young man who was suffering from profound emotional distress.   His mother and family members were working diligently to identify resources and get them into place.  Sadly our efforts were not in enough time.  We are deeply saddened by his desperate and misguided actions and would like to express our most heartfelt apologies to Officer Brandon Baranowski and his entire family as a result of this tragic incident. We would like to thank the entire Milwaukee Police Department for their efforts to perform life saving measures and their efforts to protect and serve in our community.  He was a loving father, son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend and he will be profoundly missed.  The family is asking that you respect our privacy while we grieve the loss of our dear loved one.

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