Vigil held for fallen MPD police community officer Naeem Sarosh

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Dozens of people gathered Friday night, Sept. 4, to remember a Milwaukee police community officer who was killed earlier this week.

A vigil was held at Police District 2 near 2nd and Lincoln.

Police say 35-year-old Naeem Sarosh was shot and killed Monday night by his neighbor in a dispute over grass clippings.

Sarosh was a community service officer with MPD for four years.

Fellow officers say he will not be forgotten.

"On the night of the incident, I spoke to Naeem's wife and brother who is also an officer here, they were obviously dealing with tremendous loss at the time," said Milwaukee Police Captain David Salazar. "We are not going to forget about you, you are part of our family, you always will be and we are going to be there to support you in any way possible."

The suspect in the shooting, 65-year-old Mohammad Afzal, is charged with first degree reckless homicide.

He's being held on $175,000 bond. 

He is due back in court next Friday, Sept. 11.


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