Shots fired at three Milwaukee parking checkers while on the job

Posted at 6:10 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 19:11:10-04

Three Milwaukee parking checkers were shot at on the south side.

This comes after a city inspector was murdered on the job earlier this year. Now some aldermen are calling for more protection for workers.

Police say the three parking checkers were shot at in two separate incidents earlier this week. A suspect has been arrested for one of the shots fired incidents. Police say the suspect shot at a city parking checker who was ticketing a car near 13th and Orchard.

The other incident was near 13th and Waterford, where police say several suspects were committing a burglary. After two city parking checkers watched the whole thing happen, they followed the suspects, and that's when police say one of the thieves fired a gun at the parking checkers.

Michael Chang lives near 13th and Orchard and was home when everything happened,

"It woke me up for sure. I thought it was a tire popping but it was like two shots back to back," Chang said. "It's nothing new."

According to Milwaukee Police, a 25-year-old suspect has been arrested and charges for recklessly endangering safety are pending.

Alderman Bob Donovan tells TODAY'S TMJ4 these recent incidents just show how much city workers need to be protected.

"Well it's certainly frustrating to hear that we have city workers being shot at," Donovan said. "I hope this doesn't continue."

No one was injured in both shootings. Milwaukee police are looking for the suspects involved in the burglary shooting.