Officer-involved shooting at 29th Street and Wisconsin Avenue

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Photo by Danny Alfonzo/ daniel.alfonzo@mu.edu

Milwaukee Police Department reported an officer-involved shooting incident at 2900 block of W. Wisconsin Ave.,  Aug. 31.

MPD received a call about an armed suspect at 12:45 p.m, after which officers chased the subject on foot, and an unnamed officer fired his handgun. The suspect, an adult male, was injured and taken to a nearby hospital.

The motive for the shooting is unclear. The Wire reached out to MPD for comment, but MPD was unable to speak at this time.

“Although this incident occurred several blocks beyond our campus and outside the patrol zone, MUPD closely monitored the situation,” said university spokesman Chris Jenkins.

MUPD Captain Jeff Kranz confirmed that university police were not heavily involved with the situation.

“(MUPD) came to assist in case of any issue, like crowd control, because it’s so close to campus, but nothing really materialized,” Kranz said.

MPD is conducting an investigation.