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Milwaukee man dead after firing gun, hitting himself during attempted arrest by federal agents

Posted at 5:11 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 20:28:00-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say federal agents were attempting to arrest a man when he fired his gun and hit himself. The man was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Milwaukee Police Captain David Salazar said during a press conference that DEA agents attempted to arrest the 23-year-old Milwaukee man in the 3200 block of West Lincoln Avenue around 2:46 p.m. Monday afternoon. The suspect was the target of the DEA's investigation.

That's when the suspect pulled out a gun and fired, hitting himself. The man was later pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, according to Salazar.

The federal agents who attempted to arrest him were not injured, nor did they use their firearms, Salazar says.

Milwaukee police are investigating the incident as a homicide.

DEA agents are believed to be a a part of the federal agents who were involved in the incident.

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