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'A senseless act': Milwaukee police employee shot and killed in neighbor dispute

Posted at 7:49 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 07:05:47-04

MILWAUKEE — An employee of the Milwaukee Police Department was shot and killed during a "neighbor dispute" on the city's south side Monday night.

MPD Acting Chief Michael Brunson said during a press conference that the 35-year-old victim was a community service officer with four years of service.

The suspect, identified as a 65-year-old man, is in custody. MPD will be investigating the fatal shooting as a homicide.

Neither the victim nor the suspect was identified. MPD said those details will be released once the victim's family is notified later this week.

MPD said the fatal shooting happened in the 4800 block of South 22nd Place at around 6 p.m. Brunson described the incident only as a "neighbor dispute."

“This employee was beloved, well respected and well-liked," Brunson said. "This is a tragic day for the Milwaukee Police Department and for this city. This is a senseless act and this is an untenable situation for our city with the level of violence that we’ve seen recently.”

MPD added that this latest incident adds to the four people who were killed in homicides last weekend.

TMJ4 crews reported a heavy police presence in that area Monday night. The scene remained active as of 10 p.m. Monday.

Watch the press conference below:

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