ShotSpotter technology helps Milwaukee police make arrest in shots fired incident

MILWAUKEE -- ShotSpotter technology helped officers from District Five of the Milwaukee Police Department arrest a convicted felon who fired shots outside a north side home.

ShotSpotter, a gunfire locator system that pinpoints precise locations from which gunshots were fired, alerted officers to the 4300 block of N. 26th Street around 8:20 p.m. on March 14. The officers saw two male subjects standing in the rear of the home and one of the men had a large bulge in the pocket of his sweatshirt.

A pat down was conducted and the man had on him a 9mm pistol. The subject, a 52-year-old Milwaukee man and convicted felon, confessed to officers that he fired three rounds into the grass and three spent casings were found near where he shot the gun.

The man was taken into custody and faces charges of Endangering Safety by Use of a Dangerous Weapon and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

MPD will present this case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for charges in the coming days.