MILWAUKEE — Several Milwaukee Police Officers shot and injured a suspect after the man opened fire in MPD's District 5 building Friday afternoon, police said.
Police Chief Jeffery Norman said at a press briefing that around 3 p.m., the suspect entered the District 5 headquarters at MLK Drive and Locust. Community members were in the lobby when he entered, the chief said.
That's when police say the suspect opened fire at MPD staff. A Milwaukee police officer returned fire, and the suspect ran away, the chief said.
Officers followed the suspect to the 2900 block of N 6th Street, where multiple officers fired and hit the suspect several times.
Chief Norman said the 23-year-old Milwaukee man is now in the hospital with non fatal injuries. No one else was injured during the incident. The firearm was recovered.
The officers are now on administrative duty and West Allis police are investigating since it is an officer-involved shooting. The officers are identified as follows:
- 41-year-old male officer with over 4 years of service,
- 37-year-old male officer with over 14 years of service,
- 37-year-old male officer with over 10 years of service,
- 35-year-old male officer with over four years of service,
- 33-year-old male officer with over seven years of service,
- 32-year-old male officer with over 5 years of service and,
- 27-year-old male officer with over 9 years of service.
Chief Norman could not say if the shooting is connected to the death of 20-year-old Keishon Thomas, who died while in custody in District 5's building on Wednesday. MPD suspended three officers in connection to that death on Friday.