Teen shot after reportedly trying to rob off-duty MPD detective


by Tiffany Tarpley

MILWAUKEE---A suspected teenage armed robber is in stable condition after being shot by an off-duty detective, according to police.

In a statement released Monday Sergeant Mark Stanmeyer said, “The suspect, who has an arrest record with the Milwaukee Police Department dating back to 2008, will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office in the coming days for charging.” 

The incident happened around 6:00pm Sunday in the 4500 block of N. 27th Street. According to investigators, the suspect approached the detective and demanded valuables. During the robbery the detective shot the suspect. The suspect then fled the scene.

Soon after in the 2600 block of W. Atkinson Ave the suspect entered a grocery store and asked for help.

“I thought first he’s joking because he’s here all the time,” said Hot Spot Liquor Clerk Miguel Alsuwailih.  “He walks in here and I’m like are you serious?  He goes like this with his shirt, he lifts his shirt up and he’s got two or three bullet holes in his stomach and he’s about to faint.”

 At the time Alsuwailih didn’t know what happened to the 17-year-old. “Problem is he’s telling me not to call the police. ‘I don’t want no police here; I just want you to call the ambulance.’  Now I didn’t know who shot him what he did he just came from outside so I called 911.”

Police shut down the store for the rest of the evening as they continued to investigate the incident.

The detective was not injured. He is a 53-years-old with nearly 23 years of service.  The incident is under investigation by the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office. The detective was placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.



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