MILWAUKEE -- A 911 call from Walgreens regarding a woman who had been shot by a man led to an officer-involved shooting near 27th Street and North Avenue Tuesday afternoon, May 5. A Walgreens spokeswoman said the woman who was killed was a "team member."
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the initial shooting was believed to be domestic violence related.
A 48-year-old woman died as a result of that shooting -- shot by a 51-year-old man.
Police said when officers arrived on scene, that man was armed with a firearm, and fired at officers. Officers returned fire, striking the man, who was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Chief Morales said the man is expected to survive. His firearm was recovered, Morales said.
"These things keep happening," said Hamid Abd-Al-Jabbar, neighbor. "It's very painful -- very painful."
"In broad daylight, outside of a Walgreens," said Reggie Moore, director, Office of Violence Prevention. "It's impacted everyone who was out there."
The officers involved in this incident were identified as men, ages 38 and 35, with nine years of service and 15 years of service, respectively.
They've been placed on administrative duty per MPD policy.
Meanwhile, MPD's Homicide Division is handling with investigation, overseen by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.
A Walgreens spokeswoman issued this statement to FOX6 News:
"We are saddened to learn of the incident and tragic death of our team member outside of our store this afternoon. We will be providing counseling for our staff at the store.
We are fully cooperating with the Milwaukee police department and refer you to them for any further information. We are thankful to the first responders for their efforts. The store will remain closed while police conduct their investigation. Pharmacy patients who normally use this location can have their medications filled at our nearby stores located at 3522 W. Wisconsin Ave and 2826 N. Martin Luther King Dr."