MPD to discuss officers firing shots in 2 weekend incidents, one deadly
MILWAUKEE - On Monday, Milwaukee Police announced it was set to discuss details about two incidents where an officer fired shots.
Chief Ed Flynn was to talk about those incidents at a Monday afternoon news conference.
In one of those incidents, an officer shot and killed an alleged robber from Germantown.
That shooting happened Saturday near the corner of South 1st Street and Howard Avenue.
The MPD says that both officers feared for their lives.
Alderman Terry Witkowski lives about a block from the incident on Saturday.
"This could happen anywhere (around) the world, for that matter," said Witkowski to TODAY'S TMJ4's Nick Montes.
As of Monday morning, police had kept quiet about the shooting, but we do know the 28-year-old man is from Germantown.
Police say he robbed an acquaintance at gunpoint near South 17th Street and West Layton Avenue, took off and crashed a vehicle.
Police ran after him on Howard.
"All of a sudden, there were four gunshots, bang, bang, bang, bang," Carl Lassa, a witness, told TODAY'S TMJ4's Jermont Terry.
It was initially unclear if the man from Germantown had a gun.
The officer remained on administrative duty on Monday morning.
In a second incident, a man apparently pointed a toy gun at an officer near 18th and Locust.
The officer shot at but missed the suspect, who was subsequently arrested.