Milwaukee police say an 18-year-old man had pointed a replica gun
at a police officer when the officer shot and wounded him last
Tuesday the gun the man pointed at the officer was an Airsoft-style
gun resembling an assault rifle.
dispatched about 1 p.m. Saturday after firefighters who responded
to a call for medical help discovered an "ongoing violent
Police say the
18-year-old pointed a long gun at the officer, and the officer
fired. The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he continues to
be treated. No one else was hurt.
The officer was
placed on administrative duty, which is normal protocol. The
Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal
Investigation is leading the investigation.