Police: Fatal officer-involved shooting in Mayfair Mall parking lot after disturbance inside

WAUWATOSA -- A disturbance at Mayfair Mall preceded a fatal officer-involved shooting in the parking lot Sunday evening, Feb. 2.

Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said in a media briefing Sunday this began shortly before 6 p.m., when security at the mall reported to police approximately 10 people who were causing a disturbance.

Officers responded, and at least one witness indicated one of the people involved in the disturbance was armed with a handgun.

Police found a group outside the mall, and at least four people ran when they saw officers. One of those four people matched the description of the individual that was reported to have been armed.

"During foot pursuit, the suspect was in possession of a handgun," said Chief Weber Sunday night. "One officer fired their duty handgun, striking the suspect. Officers immediately provided life-saving measures."

Wauwatosa fire officials took the victim to the hospital, where the victim, described by Chief Weber as a male, was pronounced dead around 6:30 p.m.

The officers involved in this incident were placed on administrative leave, per policy.

Milwaukee police are leading this investigation.

A spokeswoman with Mayfair issued this statement:

"This is a police matter. We are disheartened this terrible incident happened in our parking lot, and we are assisting the Wauwatosa and Milwaukee Police Departments however we can with this investigation.

At this time, we are directing all inquiries to PD."