MPD identifies community service officer fatally shot in 'neighbor dispute' as 35-year-old Naeem Sarosh

NOW: MPD identifies community service officer fatally shot in ’neighbor dispute’ as 35-year-old Naeem Sarosh

Updated: 4:12 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Police Department has identified the community service officer fatally shot while off-duty Monday, Aug. 31 as 35-year-old Naeem Sarosh. 

Officials say Sarosh was a four-year veteran with the Milwaukee Police Department and was assigned to District 2. 

In a press release Tuesday, MPD stated, "He will be greatly missed by the members of this organization and by the members of our community."

The Milwaukee County Sheriff' Earnell Lucas released the following statement on the passing of Sarosh: 

“On behalf of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, I send our sincerest condolences to Chief Michael Brunson and the Milwaukee Police Department and the family of Community Service Officer Naeem Sarosh upon his tragic death. His life was dedicated to serving our community and making it a better place to live, including in his very own neighborhood. We pray for the family’s comfort following the loss of their beloved son, brother, husband, and father and healing for our community, which has been deeply affected by senseless and tragic violence.”


Updated: 12:43 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A member of the Milwaukee Police Department is dead after a fight with a neighbor Monday night, Aug. 31. 

The deadly shooting happened near 22nd and Barnard around 6 p.m.

The victim was a 35-year-old man who worked as a community service officer. He had been with MPD for four years. 

A community service officer is a civilian who is not armed and handles non-emergency calls, traffic control and traffic incidents. 

A 65-year-old man was taken into custody. Officials say the shooting was a result of a neighbor dispute. 

A nearby neighbor told CBS 58 what led up to the shooting. 

"I heard loud discussion and then it went a little bit silent and then I heard somebody yell I told you to put that down. He screamed it and I just thought somebody is about to get in a fight," said Tammy Mitton, witness. 

The shooting is still under investigation. 

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on the shooting: 

“Last night, one of our Milwaukee Police Department Community Service Officers was fatally shot. While the circumstances of the situation haven’t been fully determined, these types of senseless acts of violence should disturb us all. The suspect has been taken into custody and the incident will be investigated by the police department’s Homicide Division.

"The officer was just 35-years-old. He served the police department for four years in his role, and was a well-respected employee.

“I am grateful for his years of service to our community, and send my sincere condolences to his friends, family and all who knew him.


Published: 8:44 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are investigating the fatal shooting of a community service officer with the Milwaukee Police Department.

Authorities say it happened near 22nd and Layton Avenue around 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31.

The victim, a 35-year-old man, had four years of service with the department. 

A  65-year-old man was taken into custody.

Police believe the shooting was a result of a neighbor dispute. 

The incident is being investigated by MPD's Homicide Division. 

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