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Chief Morales on MPD officer killed was ‘well loved by the department'

Posted at 7:36 PM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 20:44:17-04

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said during an emotional news conference Wednesday that the officer shot near 28th and Wright had died. 

“It’s a difficult time for the police department. He’s a 17-year veteran who was well loved by the department and a friend of mine,” Morales said. 

The shooting happened just after 5:00 p.m. near the intersection of N. 28th St. and W. Meinecke Ave. 

Sources say a woman called police on her son, who was wanted on drug and gun violations, police say. 

Morales said the man later opened fire at officers and a gunfire exchange followed.

"This is a very fluid investigation, things are ongoing," Morales said.