CAUGHT ON VIDEO: MPD officer shoots suicidal man

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by Keith Meka

MILWAUKEE - CBS 58 has exclusive video of an officer involved shooting at 72nd and Mill Road Wednesday Night. A 45 year old man was shot to death by Milwaukee Police. Someone called 9-1-1 after that man, identified as James Coleman, threatened to kill himself.

Coleman was armed with a large kitchen knife and had slit his wrists. Officers say they repeatedly told Coleman to drop the weapon. They say they fired shots after he advanced on them with the knife.  After viewing the video of the shooting family members are even more shocked by what happened.

The officer who fired the shots is 29 years old with almost 3 years on the force. That officer has been placed on administrative leave while the case is being investigated.

 

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