Resident near south side shootout: ‘No concern for anyone's safety'

Posted at 6:37 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 19:37:45-04

Residents on Milwaukee’s south side took TODAY’S TMJ4 through their home, riddled with bullets after Tuesday night’s shootout between an armed robbery suspect an police.

Milwaukee police said in a statement that the incident started with an armed robbery of the Taqueria Arandas restaurant on Lincoln. The suspect led them on the chase to 9th and Cleveland where he crashed. 

“We hear this long screech… as soon as he rolled out the car he started firing at them,” said Lizzel Lucas.

Lucas was in her home when she heard the commotion outside and started to look out the window at what was happening. That’s when she realized shots were being fired in her direction.

“He started firing that way and police started shooting this way… with kids and everything outside, there was no concern for anyone’s safety,” Lucas said.
Bullets pierced through the outside wall of her home passing through several walls inside before becoming lodged in a TV. 

“It was frightening because my daughters were literally right there, my one daughter was watching the TV that got hit,” Lucas said. 

Thankfully no one was hurt, but Lucas is concerned about the gunfire that came from officers.

“I think they should have taken into consideration that there were people standing outside, that there [were] kids playing outside," Lucas said.

A police spokesperson says that the robbery suspect is known to officers. According to their records, he is also a convicted felon who should not have had a weapon. Two guns were recovered at the scene.