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Family identifies man killed in Milwaukee officer-involved shooting

Posted at 5:03 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 20:01:36-05

MILWAUKEE — New details have emerged in an officer-involved shooting that killed a man overnight on Milwaukee's south side.

The family has identified 27-year-old Lucas Alvarado as the man who was shot by police.

A memorial of balloons and candles continues to grow on Comstock Avenue for Alvarado. Police said he fled from officers and flashed a gun before he was killed.

Family and friends mourning the loss of Lucas Alvarado say he was searching for his dog in the neighborhood early this morning - before he was shot and killed by police.

"Wrong time, wrong place. But I can say he was a good amazing father and he loved his kids," said Alvarado's girlfriend Jackie Hernandez.

Now his girlfriend and the mother of their three kids are left with the dreadful task of informing them their father is gone.

"They won’t see their dad no more and they going to grow up without a father," Hernandez said. "I’ve got to get my kids ready for a funeral."

Milwaukee police said they were called to the scene around 1:00 a.m. for a report of shots fired into a home on the 1500 block of S. Union St.

"The subject fled and disregarded the officer’s commands," said Chief Alfonso Morales.

About a block and a half away from the initial scene, home surveillance video on Comstock Ave. shows Alvarado and a Milwaukee police officer running down the street.

Multiple shots can be heard on the surveillance video and the police officer can be seen heading toward the sidewalk. TMJ4 News paused the video before Alvadado fell to the ground.

Chief Morales said the suspect confronted officers with a firearm that was later recovered at the scene.

"The officers responded by fatally shooting this subject," Morales said. "The three officers involved were not injured."

Chief Morales said all three officers involved have been placed on administrative duty. The Greenfield Police Department is investigating.

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