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Man dead, officer in critical condition after shootout, police say

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Posted at 7:32 AM, Aug 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-23 18:45:43-04

GREENFIELD — A 31-year-old man is dead and a Greenfield police officer is in critical condition after the police department says an early-morning traffic stop turned into a shootout Sunday.

Greenfield police said in an update Monday that although in critical condition, the officer is "on the road to recovery." Police add Chief Jay A. Johnson will give a video update to the incident on their social media platforms Tuesday afternoon.

Greenfield Police say around 1:36 a.m. Sunday, an officer performed a traffic stop near S. 35th Street and West Oklahoma Avenue.

The vehicle stopped, then fled and crashed near 27th and Becher Street. The sole occupant exited and began shooting at the officers. A 36-year-old Greenfield officer with 3 years of experience was shot multiple times and is in critical but stable condition.

Police say two other Greenfield officers, a 32-year-old with 1.5 years of experience and a 22-year-old with 3 years of experience returned fire, ultimately hitting the suspect.

The 31-year-old Milwaukee man, identified by family as Tyran Lamb, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Milwaukee County medical examiner was called to the scene and reported the death at 2:32 a.m.

According to Greenfield Acting Chief Ray Radakovich, the officer who was shot has been having surgery and is scheduled for another procedure on Monday. Radakovich said he's hoping he can soon share a positive update on the officer's condition.

TMJ4 News also spoke with Tanisha Lamb, the mother of Tyran Lamb, 31. She said her son was the man shot and killed by police at the crash site on Sunday morning. Lamb said she doesn't understand how this could have happened, and she wants more information, including body camera footage from responding officers.

Tyran Lamb (photo courtesy of Lamb family)

This is an ongoing investigation by the Milwaukee Area Investigative Team. The Milwaukee Police Department is going to be the lead agency in the investigation. All body worn camera and squad camera footage was turned over to them.

TMJ4 will provide updates when they are available.

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