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Milwaukee police officer shot overnight during 'civil unrest,' department says

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Posted at 8:10 AM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 11:53:57-04

A police officer was taken to the hospital for minor injuries after being shot overnight during 'civil unrest,' the Milwaukee Police Department said.

Police said it happened at 3:30 a.m. while the officer was responding to the area of 200 West Locust Street.

Protesters were near the area at the time. Dozens of cars were packed in the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Locust Street, where some people started breaking the windows of the nearby businesses.

The officer, 38, is a 4-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department. He is expected to survive.

Milwaukee police are searching for suspects involved. If anyone has information about the incident, call MPD at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.

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