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MPD: Argument leads to deadly shooting at 36th and National

Posted at 3:26 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 20:06:39-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say an argument led to the deadly shooting of a 47-year-old man Monday afternoon.

Captain David Salazar said during a press conference that police officers were called to 36th and National Avenue around 1:17 p.m. for a report of a shooting.

There, officers found the 47-year-old Milwaukee man suffering from a serious gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, Salazar says.

Police soon took two suspects allegedly connected to the shooting into custody, with the help of witnesses of the incident. They are described as a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old man.

In a news release following the press conference, MPD said one of the suspects fired several shots at the victim.

Salazar says a firearm was recovered from one of the suspects.

Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the upcoming days.

The Medical Examiner said the victim was 47 years old, contrary to 37 years old announced by MPD.

Salazar believed it was a spontaneous meeting and argument.

"What I would say is this is that we're asking the public for their cooperation. A great many of these incidents of violent crime are basically senseless and revolve around people being angry and not being able to control their anger," Salazar explained at the press conference.

He continued: "So what we're asking people to do is take a step back. When you're in an argument when you're in a discussion with someone. Just take a step back and try to think, and walk away from the situation. We can't we can't have a conflict resolution to the use of a firearm. That's a loser for the community, it's a loser for the police department. And ultimately, it's a terrible situation for all these families."

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