UPDATE: West Allis Man Shot a Milwaukee Police Officer
A Milwaukee Police Officer is at a local hospital recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after being shot.
The officer was shot early Sunday morning on Milwaukee's South Side.
MPD Officers responded to several calls in the 3500 block of South 17th Street in the early morning hours of July 17th. Officers were called to the area for two domestic violence related incidents and during both occasions, the suspect was no longer there when officers arrived.
According to police, an officer was seated in a squad car in the 3500 block of South 17th Street around 2:00 AM.
The officer was conducting the investigation when a suspect approached on foot and fired a gun several times into the squad, striking the officer several times.
As officers were on scene investigating regarding the injured officer they heard a single gun shot around 2:30 a.m., in the 3500 block of South 17th Street. The suspect was, also shot.
According to police, the suspect suffered an apparent self-inflicted fatal gun shot wound to the head. A handgun was recovered next to the suspect.
The deceased suspect is a 20-year old West Allis man with an arrest record which includes two prior felonies.
According to police, the is the suspect of the domestic violence incidents for which the police were originally called. It is believed that this person is the suspect who shot the officer. Ballistic evidence will confirm this in the coming days and MPD is not seeking any other suspects.
The MPD Officer that was shot is a 31-year old male, with 13 years experience. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening but serious injuries.