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Officer-involved shooting on UWM campus involved man sleeping in campus building

Police respond to shots fired on UW-Milwaukee campus
Posted at 7:20 AM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 17:42:01-04

An investigation is underway for an officer-involved shooting on the UW-Milwaukee campus Tuesday morning.

Police say that upon responding to reports of an individual sleeping in the Fine Arts Complex building, a physical altercation ensued and they discovered he had a weapon. The type of weapon was not specified.

Officials clarified that the incident only involved one suspect and he is currently in stable condition. Two officers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

According to a safe alert sent out by UWM, shots were fired by the fine arts loading dock near Kenwood and Stowell around 7 a.m.

UWM is currently on spring break. The Fine Arts Complex and the Helene Zelazo Center were temporarily closed but have since reopened.

Police ask that any witnesses who may have heard or seen the incident come forward by contacting 414-766-7631.

Oak Creek Police will be leading investigating efforts.