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UPDATE: UWM Police shoot man outside of campus building, investigation underway

UPDATE: UWM Police shoot man outside of campus building, investigation underway

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Updated: 12:06 p.m. on March 19, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An investigation is underway after an officer-involved shooting on UWM's campus. 

According to UW-Milwaukee Police, two officers responded to the Fine Arts Complex for a report of a man sleeping in the building around 6:48 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the officers made contact with the man and an altercation took place. During the altercation, officers discovered the man had a weapon and he was shot by police. The man was later taken to the hospital and is reported to be in stable condition. Both of the officers involved in the altercation were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries. 

UW-Milwaukee Police say the incident involved only one suspect and a campus safety alert about the shooting was sent to all employees and students at 7:09 a.m. Tuesday morning with an all-clear message being sent out at 7:22 a.m. 

Investigators said other than the two UWM police officers, no faculty, staff, or students were hurt in the incident. Police said because UWM is currently on spring break, there are relatively few people on campus. 

UWM Police say the investigation is ongoing and is being turned over to the Milwaukee Area Investigative Team. The Oak Creek Police Department will be the lead agency on the investigation. Authorities are asking anyone with information to come forward and call the Oak Creek Police Department at 414-766-7631. 

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Updated: 8:25 a.m. on March 19, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A UWM police officer shot an individual outside of the Fine Arts building, according to UWM. 

According to UWM, no students or employees were involved or hurt in the incident. The Milwaukee Fire Department tells CBS 58 three people were taken to the hospital. One person was a shooting victim and two others had minor injuries.

UWM is currently on Spring break.

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Updated: 8:15 a.m. on March 19, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee Fire Department says three people were taken to the hospital.

One person was a shooting victim and two others were transported for minor injuries.

According to a UWM Safe Alert, shots were fired by the fine arts loading dock on campus. UWM says the subject is no longer at large but is asking people to stay away from the area.

Milwaukee Police tell CBS 58 the incident was an officer-involved shooting. UWM is currently on Spring break.

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Updated: 7:45 a.m. on March 19, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – According to a UWM Safe Alert, shots were fired by the fine arts loading dock on campus.

Police say the subject is no longer at large.

Milwaukee Police tell CBS 58 the incident was an officer-involved shooting. UWM is currently on Spring break.

This is a developing story. Stay with CBS 58 on-air and online for updates. 

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Posted: 7:30 a.m. on March 19, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Police are responding to an incident Tuesday morning.

The police department says a “subject” is no longer at large but is asking people to stay away from parts of campus.

This is a developing story. Stay with CBS 58 on-air and online for updates.

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RennardCotton 216 days ago
UWM deserves a shooting and UWM Police deserve what they get by treating people and black people like criminals. UWM is an unsafe enviroment, Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) kissing UWM Police's ass like that last altercation with Asia Butler. UWM is full of crap.I prefer Marquette over UWM.
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