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Three charged after shots fired at Milwaukee police officers Monday

Posted at 4:17 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 18:37:00-04

Three men have been criminally charged after shots were fired at two Milwaukee Police officers Monday, authorities said.

The officers were investigating in the area of 34th Street and Greenfield Avenue Monday when they were approached by two men while conducting surveillance in an unmarked vehicle, according to a recently released criminal complaint. One man identified as 37-year-old Jason Gonzalez became argumentative with one officer before brandishing a firearm, the complaint said.

The officers identified themselves as police and pursued Gonzalez, who subsequently discharged his firearm during the chase, authorities said.

Gonzalez was charged was charged with one count of First Degree Reckless Endangering Safety, use of a dangerous weapon and one count of Second Degree Reckless Endangering Safety. Two accomplices were also charged with obstructing an officer.

The officers involved didn't discharge their firearms during the incident, according to police.