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Suspect shoots at officers during ShotSpotter call, MPD says

Posted at 6:00 AM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 18:08:42-04

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department said it is investigating after a suspect fired several shots at officers during an incident Wednesday morning.

Police said they had to establish a tactical situation after police responded to a ShotSpotter call and were shot at. The incident happened near 27th and Vienna.

A 55-year-old man was taken into custody, MPD confirmed.

"I looked outside the window and I see all these police lights," said Thomas, a resident.

“I come out this morning at 5 o'clock and police are telling me to go back in my house, take cover and all of this kinds of stuff," said one neighbor, who didn't want to be identified.

Delores Sandord heard gunshots outside her home and heard her neighbors window break. She called the police because she was worried about her neighbor.

You can watch Sandord's social interview below:

Witness recalls moment suspect shoots at police ear 327th and Vienna

Officials said around 6:50 a.m., the suspect was taken into custody. Several houses and police vehicles were hit by bullets during the incident, and no officers returned fire or were injured.

Kenny Hill grew up in the neighborhood and owns several homes on the block. He was called while at work to allow police inside one of his homes to collect evidence.

“I was called by the police saying the house was hit by gunfire," Hill said.

Hill said he's considering selling his property in the area, an area he wants to continue investing in.

“I’ll try to hang in there a little bit longer, but I always get calls and people want to buy these houses from me. I really don’t want to sell them but I’m thinking about it," Hill said.

MPD said criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office in the coming days.

Kenny Hill lives in the area and says his house was one of the homes struck by gunfire. The incident, however, did not come as a surprise to him. Watch his interview below.

MPD: Suspect shoots at officers during ShotSpotter call

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