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Friday vigil planned for MPD employee killed Monday night

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Posted at 7:03 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 20:03:28-04

MILWAUKEE — On Friday, a vigil will be held for the Milwaukee Police Department employee who was killed Monday.

Naeem Sarosh, 35, was shot during a "neighbor dispute" on Monday around 6 p.m. in the 4800 block of S. 22nd Place. A 65-year-old suspect was arrested and police are investigating the incident.

Sarosh had been with the Milwaukee Police Department for four years and served as a community service officer. Now, community members will come together to honor the officer.

According to the Peace for Change Alliance and Milwaukee Coalition Against Hate, the vigil will be Friday at 6 p.m. at the 2nd District Police Station, 234 W Lincoln Ave.

The news of the vigil comes after the Milwaukee Police Department issued a statement regarding Sorosh's death. They said, "Acting Chief Michael Brunson and the entire Milwaukee Police Department send condolences and prayers to the Sarosh family as they grieve their loss. He will be greatly missed by the members of this organization and by the members of our community."

Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett also expressed their condolences following the incident.

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