Officer shoots, kills robbery suspect


by Laura Matovina
by Stephanie Brown

MILWAUKEE -- A quiet Milwaukee neighborhood becomes the scene of a deadly officer-involved shooting and police may release more information about the incident, Monday.

Saturday afternoon, police responded to a report of an armed robbery.

The suspect tried to take off in a vehicle, but crashed. Police say he then got out of the car and ran.

Police managed to catch up with him on foot. The officer says he tried to conduct a field interview at which point he felt his life was in danger.

Witnesses say the suspect fired his gun at the officer first and the officer had no choice.

The suspect is a 28-year-old man from Germantown. He had a criminal history of felony escape and probation violations.

The officer is a 15-year-veteran of the force and is on administrative duty. That is standard procedure in shooting incidents.


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