Man shot, killed by police after fatally stabbing neighbor

Posted at 10:22 AM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 14:45:44-04

MILWAUKEE -- Two separate confrontations on Milwaukee's north side have come to a deadly end.

One of them involved four Milwaukee Police officers who are now on paid administrative leave while an outside agency investigates.

Police say the suspect, 49-year-old Austin Howard, Jr. stabbed his 64-year-old neighbor Willie B. Williams to death Friday night during an argument at 5th and Clarke.

Howard, Jr. returned to the scene about two hours later. He was shot and killed after police say he charged at them with a knife.

The stabbing victim's stepdaughter says she supports the police's decision.

"My daddy was a loving person, he didn't deserve that, and I'm so glad that God called him home and he's at peace now," said Wanda Williams.

The four officers on paid leave have service that ranges from one to ten years.

Austin Howard, Jr. was on probation for a strangulation and suffocation conviction from last year.