Two men federally charged in connection to MPD Officer shooting

Posted at 7:30 PM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 23:41:49-04

Two men have been arrested and federally charged for the shooting of Milwaukee Police Officer Brandon Baranowski, authorities tell TODAY’S TMJ4.

“The excellent work of the MPD Intelligence Fusion Center along with the ATF Task Force in tracing this crime gun, will allow us to hold accountable the individuals indirectly responsible for wounding our officer.  My hope is that serious federal charges will result in actual justice and deter others who attempt to arm criminals,” said Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn in a written statement.

Emanuel Romo of West Allis has been charged with providing false statements to a licensed firearms dealer during acquisition of a firearm, providing a firearm to a person who is under indictment for a felony, and unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. 

Alonso Sandoval of Milwaukee has been charged with aiding and abetting Romo’s false statements during the acquisition of a firearm, and felon in possession of a firearm. 

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

As previously reported by TODAY'S TMJ4, Officer Brandon Baranowski was shot in the arm during an early Sunday morning domestic dispute on the city’s south side.

The incident happened in the 3500 block of South 17th Street at around 2 a.m.

Hundreds of law enforcement officials saluted Baranowski as he was released from Froedtert Hospital Wednesday.

Baranowski spent four days in the hospital recuperating from his injuries.