Drug suspect killed in confrontation with police on Milwaukee's north side

Chief says suspect had a gun
Posted at 7:38 PM, Mar 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 14:55:09-04

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Jermaine D. Claybrooks. Check back often for more information.


Milwaukee police, West Allis police and the Drug Enforcement Administration were involved in a shoot out Thursday night on Milwaukee's North side, and a suspect was shot and killed by one of the officers.

According to Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, authorities were attempting to capture a drug suspect on 19th Street, north of Hampton Avenue in Milwaukee. He said the attempt was based on an investigation by a drug task force.

Flynn said officers were confronted by a suspect with a gun, and shots were fired, though it was not clear who fired first. The suspect was killed, and his gun was taken by police. 

Flynn did not take questions Thursday night to provide additional details. We will update this story when we have more information.

No officers were hurt in the incident.  


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