Milwaukee police shooting near Sherman Park, suspect dead

Milwaukee police said a 33-year-old man was shot and killed by officers after a police pursuit on the city's north side on Thursday night, Aug. 26.

According to MPD, officers spotted a reckless driver near 39th and North around 6:50 p.m. When officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the suspect fled and a pursuit ensued.

The pursuit stopped near 41st and Hadley when the suspect's vehicle crashed. The suspect then fled on foot, police said, and officers followed.

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Police said the suspect had a gun, which was later located, and refused to drop it after several commands from officers. Two officers then fired their weapons at the suspect, striking him.

The suspect sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital, where he died. No one else was injured. 

Milwaukee police at scene near Sherman and Locust on Aug. 26, 2021.

The officers involved are a 31-year-old man with more than three years of experience and a 29-year-old man with more than four years of experience. Both have been placed on administrative duty, per standard procedure.

The Waukesha Police Department will be leading the investigation.

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