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