34-year-old man in custody after five-hour standoff in Cudahy

CUDAHY (WITI) -- Cudahy police say they have taken into custody a 34-year-old man who had fired multiple shots from a home on S. Disch Ave. near E. Grange Ave. on Friday afternoon, April 4th.

Officials say the man had been video chatting via Facetime with someone when he made some suicidal comments and showed a gun. That led to police coming to the home.

Shots were fired by the man inside and outside of the house at various times during the incident. A 29-year veteran of the Cudahy Police Department was forced to return fire to stop the ongoing threat.

The South Shore Joint Tactical Unit and Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team responded and the surrounding residences were evacuated. After tactical officers deployed chemical munitions into the home and the front door was breeched, the man was taken into custody. He was taken to a hospital with a non-life threatening injury.  No officers were hurt.



A woman who lives in an apartment building across from where this is taking place, says she heard as many as seven shots fired earlier in the afternoon.

Cudahy Middle School is just two blocks away. Students were out of the building Friday because of a teacher in-service. Staff had been alerted to the situation.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office and Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting the investigation due to a Cudahy officer being involved in the shooting.