'Scary how it happened:' Shootout with Milwaukee police officers leaves suspect dead

NOW: ’Scary how it happened:’ Shootout with Milwaukee police officers leaves suspect dead

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Wauwatosa Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting involving Milwaukee police. What started with a car chase ended with a gunfight on Sunday night, Dec. 15. 

When police cleared the crime scene Monday afternoon, people who returned to their homes found bullet holes in their walls. They said they feel lucky they weren't hit. 

"I turned all the lights off and ducked down," said a person who lives nearby. 

Police had chased a 23-year-old man -- identified as Kean Walker -- around the block near 47th and Hampton, after an attempted traffic stop for reckless driving. The suspect led police on a short chase before he crashed into a pole and started firing at three officers. 

The officers fired back and Walker was hit right outside Asha Coleman's apartment. 

"I was in the middle of babysitting when this happened. And it was pretty scary how it happened as soon as they left. I was just hoping that the baby was OK," said Coleman. 

Other neighbors had up to six bullet holes in their home, shattered glass on the ground, and a feeling they aren't safe. 

"It's crazy. I mean, I don't like it at all. It's crazy... I'm scared," said Coleman. 

Police recovered the Walker's gun and none of the officers involved were injured. He died from his injuries about three hours later. 

“Stop the violence. It’s people out here that have kids, and it’s kids out here. Nothing needs to go like this," Coleman said. 

While Wauwatosa police investigate the shooting, the three Milwaukee officers -- with nine, five and four years of service with the department -- were placed on administrative duty which is standard practice. 

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