Man shot by Milwaukee Police after domestic situation

CREATED Feb 21, 2013 - UPDATED: Feb 21, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Police are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near the corner of 45th and Villard.

According to Captain Raap with the Milwaukee Police Department, a Milwaukee Police sergeant shot and wounded an armed man in the 5200 block of North 45th St. just after noon on Thursday.

Officers were sent to the area for a report of an armed domestic violence call with shots having been fired.

"Two sergeants found the man armed with a firearm, inside the residence threatening to kill his girlfriend, children and other family members," said Raap. "While the sergeants were attempting to negotiate with the suspect, he fired the weapon striking his girlfriend and wounding her. A police sergeant then fired his duty weapon at the suspect, wounding him."

The 44-year-old girlfriend was taken to a local hospital where she is being treated for her injuries. A 65-year-old member of the man’s family also sustained a non life-threatening gunshot wound during the incident. He was also taken to a local hospital and is being treated.

The 43-year-old suspect suffered life-threatening injuries and is currently at a local hospital.

Raap added that the 45-year-old sergeant who shot the suspect is an 18-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department. 

The suspect in the case has an arrest record with the Milwaukee Police Department.