Investigation Underway After Officer-Involved Death in South Milwaukee

From the Milwaukee County Law Enforcement Executives Association, Milwaukee Area Investigative Team …

On October 19th, At approximately 1:20 PM, South Milwaukee Police responded to a residence, in the 700 Block of Blake Avenue regarding a report of a suicidal subject. Upon arrival, officers encountered the subject on the porch of the residence armed with a firearm. The subject fired one round and one officer returned fire striking the subject. Life saving measures were immediately taken, however the subject, a 43-year-old white male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. A handgun was recovered at the scene. The South Milwaukee officer involved has been with the department for 22 years and as is customary with these type of incidents, has been placed on administrative duty as the investigation continues.

This is preliminary information based on initial reports of the incident.

This is an ongoing investigation.

The Milwaukee Area Investigative Team will investigate this incident.

The lead investigating agency is the Greenfield Police Department.

Please keep everyone involved in this incident in your thoughts and prayers, as we let the investigative process begin.

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