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Officers shoot, injure suspect after he opens fire in MPD's District 5 lobby: Chief

7 officers are now on administrative leave for their involvement in the shooting
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Posted at 4:11 PM, Feb 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-25 23:12:55-05

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.

The scene near the incident.

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.

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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.

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