WAUWATOSA — Multiple Milwaukee area law enforcement agencies are investigating an incident that resulted in a Wauwatosa police officer shooting a woman in downtown Wauwatosa around 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10.
According to WPD, the initial response happened after a caller reported a woman "violently attacking" another woman in the area of Underwood and Harmonee.
Officers responded to the call and resulted in one officer shooting a woman.
She was transported to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries. The status of her condition is unknown at this time.
Just after 5:30 a.m. and @WauwatosaPD are clearing the scene downtown. Roads are have reopened and crime scene tape has been taken down. (@tmj4)— Ryan Jenkins (@RyanJenkins_TV) December 11, 2020
DETAILS: https://t.co/ePxA4VHBBe https://t.co/TQ3rZCQezO pic.twitter.com/cKorBx9tmA
Shortly before 11 p.m., a small group of protesters gathered along the perimeter of the scene. They demanded answers, specifically from Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber, TMJ4's Ben Jordan reported.
The protestors left the area on their own just before 1 a.m. Friday morning.
A small group of protesters have gathered along the perimeter of scene. They’re demanding answers, specifically from Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber. No details so far from the department about this investigation. @tmj4 pic.twitter.com/jHmV7GQLS7— Ben Jordan (@BenJordan3) December 11, 2020
West Allis police and the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office responded to the incident as well.
WPD reports that rumors indicated the woman was a part of a protest group. WPD said they believe that information to be inaccurate.