MPD officer shoots and injures man threatening to shoot family

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by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee police officer shot a 43-year-old man while responding to a domestic violence call at N. 45th St. and Villard Ave.

Police were called to the 43-year-old man's home for a report of an armed domectic violence incident involving a gun. Officers found that the man was armed, holed up in the residence, and threatening to kill his girlfriend, children and family members.

While officers were attempting to negotiate with the armed man, he shot and wounded his 45-year-old girlfriend. One of the responding officers immediately opened fire on the 43-year-old man.

The girlfriend, suspect and elderly family member were all transported to a hospital for treatment. Police have not said who shot the 65-year-old family member.

The officer who fired the shots is 45 years old, and holds the rank of sergeant. The 18 year MPD veteran is on administrative duty pending the completion of the investigation. This is standard operating procedure for the Milwaukee Police Department.

Police were initially called to the 5200 block of N. 45th St. for a report of armed domestic violence with gunshots having been fired. Responding officers found a 45-year-old man inside his home,

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