UPDATE: Police Enter Home after Five Hour Standoff in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Police responded to a shots fired incident at 9:48 AM Sunday morning in the 1300 block of West Orchard Street. During an argument between two adult neighbors a gun was pulled and a number of shots were fired. The shooter then went back into his residence, the other neighbor was not injured and called the police.
When officers arrived the shooter refused to answer the door or respond to verbal requests. Officers said that it sounded like the man was barricading the door and that his 6-year-old son was inside with him.
For the next couple of hours attempts were made to communicate with the suspect who eventually started to talk with a Milwaukee Police negotiations unit.
After five hours, when the negotiations were not productive an entry was made into the residence at 2:57 PM and the subject was taken into custody without incident. The child was found locked in a bedroom unharmed, the front door of the residence was barricaded with living room furniture.
The suspect is a 38-year-old man from Milwaukee, charges are pending review by the district attorney's office.