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Man killed in officer-involved shooting, homicide suspect still at large

Posted at 9:41 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 23:10:36-04

Police are still looking for a homicide suspect that was at the center of a surveillance detail that led to a deadly officer-involved shooting.

Victor Cintron is wanted in a homicide case from Friday May 3rd. Officers got a tip he was in a home near Windlake and Maple on Milwaukee’s south side and arrived to put surveillance on the residence.

Around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, three plain-clothed officers were in an unmarked car when Chief Alfonso Morales says a man with a mask on and a gun approached the car.

“[He] approached that vehicle in a very quick fashion in a very violent manner displaying a fire arm," Chief Morales said. "Our officers responded and fired upon that subject."

The chief says officers on scene rendered first aid to the man who was shot but he later died.

A second man who was with the suspect ran from the scene but was arrested a short distance away. Officers combed the neighborhood looking for Cintron but he was never found. Detectives spent the day recovering evidence at the scene which they say included a semi automatic handgun carried by the deceased man who has only been identified as a 29-year-old from Milwaukee.

The officers involved are veterans of the department. The Waukesha Police Department is handling the investigation.