MILWAUKEE — Two Milwaukee
police officers will not be charged in a fatal shooting in
Milwaukee County District
Attorney John T. Chisholm concluded that Officers Leon Burns
and Daniel Tierney acted under Wisconsin law and were
justified in using deadly force.
Burns and Tierney fired their
guns on Sept. 3, 2017, fatally wounding Antwon Springer of
Milwaukee. Police had responded to a street fight involving
about two dozen people in a neighborhood that night.
Authorities say Springer fired
shots from his porch as officers tried to break up the fight.
Burns told investigators he feared Springer would fire at
Tierney, who also was worried Springer would fire his handgun
again. Both officers simultaneously fired at Springer.
The evidence included police
body camera video. The Wauwatosa Police Department
investigated the officer-involved shooting.