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U.S. Marshals release statement on officer-involved shooting

Posted at 2:04 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 18:19:35-05

The U.S. Marshals released a statement about the officer-involved shooting near 28th and Wells earlier in the day, Monday. 

The Marshals said they were conducting surveillance when an unrelated shooting occurred in the same area. 

The suspect allegedly threatened them, before the Marshals shot the suspect. 

Milwaukee Police are leading the investigation into the shooting. The Marshals say they will conduct an internal review after MPD completes its investigation. 

The suspect was hospitalized after the shooting. No members of law enforcement were hurt in the incident. 

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales responded to the scene. 

The full statement released by the Marshals reads: 

“The U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task force was involved in an officer-involved shooting in the vicinity of 28th and Wells Streets in Milwaukee Monday, Nov. 26. Members of the task force were conducting surveillance as part of a fugitive investigation when an unrelated shooting occurred outside in the immediate vicinity. In response to a threat posed by the suspected shooter, members of the task force fired their weapons, striking the suspect. The suspect received medical care at the scene until he was transported to a local area hospital. No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident. The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating the incident. The U.S. Marshals Service will also conduct an internal review after the Milwaukee Police Department completes its investigation. As a matter of policy, the U.S. Marshals Service will not release the names of deputy marshals involved in shooting incidents until the conclusion of all investigations surrounding the incident.”