Officer arrests intoxicated suspect for pointing, aiming gun

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee Police Department says an officer diffused a potentially dangerous situation and arrested an intoxicated man for pointing and aiming a gun. This happened around 12:45 pm on Wednesday, January 1st outside a business near Locust and Humboldt Blvd.

The District 5 officer apparently told the suspect to drop the weapon, but the suspect initially refused. The officer was eventually able to safely recover the 9mm pistol from the suspect, a 34-year-old Milwaukee man, and take the suspect into custody.

The suspect admitted to having been drinking since 7 p.m. the night before. A breathalyzer test revealed his Blood Alcohol Content was .22 -- nearly three times the legal limit for driving.

The suspect faces several charges including Aggravated Assault-Pointing and Aiming a Firearm. The case will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.