MPD: Man fatally shot by police after suspects shoot at squad car, officers return fire

MPD: Man fatally shot by police after suspects shoot at squad car, officers return fire

Update: 09/14/2022 at 1:55 p.m.

The deceased suspect has been identified by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner as 40-year-old Sherman Soloman.

Original Article: 09/14/2022 at 1:43 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 40-year-old man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Milwaukee Tuesday night, Sept. 13.

According to the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), three officers assigned to the Tactical Enforcement Unit responded to a ShotSpotter alert near 33rd and Cherry just after 9 p.m.

As they arrived, police say gunshots struck their squad, nearly hitting the officers.

The officers got out of the squad and engaged with three suspects -- at least one of which they say was armed with a handgun -- and returned fire. 

One of the suspects, a 40-year-old Milwaukee man, was struck several times. Police say the officers attempted life-saving measures but the man later died after being transported to an area hospital.

Authorities say a handgun used by one of the suspects, which was equipped with a drum magazine, was recovered from the scene.  The two other suspects fled on foot. No officers or other members of the community were struck by gunfire.  

The officers involved include a 30-year-old man with 11 years of service, a 34-year-old man with eight years of service, and a 49-year old man with 15 years of service.

MPD says the officers will be placed on administrative duty as is routine in officer-involved incidents. The Milwaukee Area Investigative Team is investigating the incident and the lead agency is the Wauwatosa Police Department. 

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