Investigation ongoing after suspect dies in officer-involved shooting

CREATED Nov 25, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Police have not answered any questions on camera.

In a press release, they say the officer felt his life was in danger as he was chasing the robbery suspect, who was believed to be armed.

Witnesses tell TODAY'S TMJ4 the officer shot the suspect multiple times.

"I just saw the shots coming off from his gun, the smoke and sparks," a witness told TODAY'S TMJ4.

A driver sat in his car as he watched a Milwaukee Police officer fire his gun, taking down the alleged suspect.

The witness didn't want to be identified.

"It was freaky man," the witness says. "You never see stuff like that happen, only on TV.Then to see it in real life, it's kinda crazy."

The officer shot and killed a 28-year-old man from Germantown near 1st and Howard. Police say the man robbed another man at gunpoint during a business transaction shortly before. The officer then pulled his gun, feeling his life was in danger when he tried to interview the suspect.

"All of a sudden there were four gunshots," the witness says.

Carl Lassa lives nearby.

"I got to the corner and the officer was on the individual giving him CPR," Lassa says.

Police haven't said if the suspect still had a gun on him.

A witness of the shooting tells TODAY'S TMJ4 he did not have one.