Milwaukee man charged after allegedly firing shots at officers near 84th and Congress
Javon Lewis, 34, is charged with two counts of attempted first degree intentional homicide, possession of a firearm by a felon, strangulation and suffocation, and misdemeanor battery.
Officers were called to the area of 84th and Congress around 6:04 p.m. on June 8 for a report of a man with a gun who was involved in a domestic incident.
According to the criminal complaint, when officers arrived on scene they located a man and a woman. The woman began walking towards a building and the man began to walk away. An officer asked the man if he was involved and for identification, and the man claimed to be a neighbor before continuing to walk away.
The officer then ordered the man to stop but he allegedly started to run.
According to the criminal complaint, the man took out a gun, stopped, turned, and raised it towards officers, firing multiple shots.
An officer said that he returned fire, hitting the man in the shoulder, which caused him to fall to the ground where officers were able to handcuff him.
According to the criminal complaint, a Smith and Wesson 9mm semi-automatic firearm, containing 12 unspent cartridges, was recovered on scene.
Body cam video worn by the officers allegedly showed that the bullets struck nearby and on each side of the location where they dove for cover.
A bullet also went through a living room of an apartment and lodged into a wall.
According to the criminal complaint, a witness saw the suspect running from two police officers before turning around with a handgun in his right hand and firing an unknown number of shots at the police officers.
Another witness told authorities that he saw the man run from two MPD officers before turning back around towards them with a handgun. The witness said he heard 10 gunshots and believes the man fired first because it sounded different from the subsequent shots.
According to the criminal complaint, the body camera video worn during this incident captures the chase, and the defendant turning with his weapon raised towards officers.
Officers spoke with a relative of the woman involved in the original domestic incident that police were called out for. The relative told police that she looked outside and saw the suspect punching the woman. When the relative tried to intervene, he told her that she "better let him go or this gun may go off, it's in my pocket."
According to the relative, the suspect was choking the victim until she began to pass out.
Officers spoke with the victim who told police that the suspect is her boyfriend and that they were initially arguing over a vehicle.
The suspect was identified as Lewis.
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