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Wauwatosa Detective shot near Good Hope Road

Milwaukee Police Department are investigating a report of a detective shot near 60th and Hampton.

Two plain clothes officers and one uniformed officer were investigating a burglary near Good Hope and 60th. The police came upon the suspect in a car and the suspect shot at the police. 

MPD was unable to locate suspect. But they know the identity of the suspect.

Wauwatosa Police Department was investigating a burglary when the detective was shot at 7100 N 60th. The 52 year-old officer with 25 years of experience was shot. Officer is being treated at Froedtert Hospital for non-life threatening injuries at hospital.

At least one officer shot back at the suspect. 

The detective is in serious but stable condition. 

The officer had gun shot wound.

MPD and multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for armed suspect in area of 60th and Good Hope. Residents should report suspicious activity. K-9 units are assisting in the search. The FBI is on the scene. 

Suspect sought is black male, mid 20's, 5'9-6', with a thin build and long ponytail. Last seen wearing dark black pants and dark shirt. He is carrying a semi-automatic weapon. 

Mayor Barrett's issues a statement on today's shooting:

Today's shooting of a Wauwatosa Police detective on Milwaukee's northwest side is both alarming and deplorable. My thoughts are with the wounded officer and his family.

The Milwaukee Police Department has been joined by other law enforcement agencies to apprehend the suspect and investigate the circumstances of the shooting. The cooperation and thoroughness of the response is admirable.

This incident is a reminder of the dangers our police officers face. I greatly appreciate the work of all the professionals who protect our community.

Milwaukee's Common Council President Michael Murphy issued the statement below on the manhunt. 

As Milwaukee Police continue to investigate the shooting of a Wauwatosa Police officer on Milwaukee's northwest side, I am hoping and praying for that officer's quick and complete recovery from injuries suffered in the line of duty. My thoughts and support are with this officer's family, and I know the community will rally around them to provide for their needs during this difficult time.

Events like this bring to sharp focus the risk to which officers expose themselves in the course of their daily duties. I am grateful for this officer's bravery, as well as the commitment demonstrated by every police officer on our streets.

 Alderman Terry L. Witkowski releases the statement below. 

My thoughts are with the Wauwatosa police detective who was shot this morning on Milwaukee's northwest side. I offer my prayers and support to the detective and his family, and I know that our citizens and the entire Milwaukee Police Department are also wishing him a speedy recovery.

As the retired City of Milwaukee Safety Director and chair of the Common Council's Public Safety Committee, I am well aware of the sacrifice and dedication of our men and women of law enforcement. They are sworn to protect us under the most dangerous and sometimes deadly circumstances imaginable, and today's shooting reminds us of that fact.

I ask anyone who might have information about the shooting or the suspect to please call 9-1-1.

Alderman Robert W. Puente releases the statement below.

The shooting this morning of a Wauwatosa police detective near N. 60th St. and W. Good Hope Rd. has drawn a massive law enforcement response to the 9th Aldermanic District. My thoughts and prayers go out to the officer who was shot and his family.

I want to express my sincere gratitude to all of the law enforcement agencies involved in the ongoing search for the shooter, including Police Departments of Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, and Brown Deer, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, FBI, ATF and any other agencies. I ask all residents to cooperate with officers and to call 9-1-1 immediately if they have any information about the shooter or the incident.

As a retired longtime Milwaukee police officer and commander, I know well the daily hazards and risks that go hand in hand with being a sworn member of law enforcement. Officers risk their lives on a daily basis in the line of duty, and those looking for the suspect are at this very moment risking their lives for the safety of our community.

May they complete their duty today successfully and without any harm coming to them.


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