Milwaukee Police Release Names in Officers-Involved Shooting

Milwaukee Police released the name of the man that was fatally stabbed on Saturday and the name of the suspect that was fatally shot by police.

The victim in the July 23 homicide in the 2500 block of N. 5th Street is identified as Willie B. Williams. 

The homicide suspect shot and killed by Milwaukee Police is identified as Austin J. Howard. 

The Milwaukee Police Officers involved in the shooting are a 34-year-old male with one year of service, a 32-year-old male with nine years of service, a 29-year-old with three years of service, and a 29-year-old male with ten years of service. 

Officers were called to the intersection of 5th and Clarke just after midnight to investigate a stabbing. 

That's when neighbors say the suspect returned, holding a kitchen knife.

Police say multiple officers fired their guns, killing the suspect in the middle of the street.

All of the officers are assigned to District Five and remain on administrative leave per standard procedure. The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation continues its investigation.  We have no further information to share at this time.    

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