Milwaukee police shoot suspect after short pursuit

December 17, 2019

MILWAUKEE A suspect who exchanged gunfire with Milwaukee police officers following a short pursuit has died, according to authorities.

Police Chief Alfonso Morales said officers tried pulling the 23-year-old man over for reckless driving about 8 p.m. Sunday. Morales says the man fled, circled the block and crashed his car. He then got out of the vehicle and began shooting at officers, the chief said.

Three officers returned fire, striking the suspect. The chief did not say how many times the man was shot, or in what part of the body. The man was the only one in the vehicle. Morales said a gun was recovered at the scene.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said Monday the man has died of his injuries.

The three officers, who were not injured, will be on administrative leave, per protocol, while Wauwatosa police lead an investigation into the shooting.


Associated Press