Armed suspect shot by Milwaukee Police
MILWAUKEE-- A suspect armed with a rifle was shot outside of a home by Milwaukee Police early Sunday morning.
Officers were called to the south side home near 15th and Cleveland shortly before 2:00 a.m. They were called by the suspect's mother who said that her son was threatening to kill her and harm himself.
When officers and their sergeant arrived the suspect exited the house while holding a rifle. Police said that the man was ordered to drop the rifle, but refused. Police said that fearing for their safety and the safety of the occupants of the house officers fired at the suspect.
The 31-year-old Milwaukee man was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. He will be referred to the Milwaukee county District Attorney's Office in the coming days for possible charges.
The officers involved in the shooting were all from District 2. The sergeant is a 32-year-old female with 13 years of service with the Milwaukee Police Department. The officers are a 32-year-old with 11-years of service, 53-year-old with 13- years of service and 22-years-old with one year of service.
The incident is under investigation by the District Attorney's Office and the Milwaukee Police Department. The sergeant and officers involved have been placed on administrative duty during the investigation which is standard procedure.