Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services employee shot, killed in his car near 23rd & Cherry

Posted at 4:12 PM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 19:56:33-04

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services employee was shot and killed while sitting inside his car Wednesday, police say.

The 33-year employee was in the area of N. 23rd St. and W. Cherry St. to perform a home inspection when he was shot, Chief Flynn said in a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

Police discovered the man's body when they were called to the scene around 2:00 p.m. by someone who reported a man slumped over the wheel of his car.

"He was very, very, very well-respected and liked in the department," Mayor Tom Barrett said of the DNS employee. "This is the first incident that's occurred like this since I have been mayor."

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner says one adult male was killed. An autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday.

Check back often for updates on this developing story.

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