Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said during a news conference that the officers were dispatched for a report of a robbery at an auto parts store Thursday night.
They arrived and saw a masked man leaving the store. A foot chase followed. Officers encountered the armed robbery suspect near 73rd and Mill at about 8:30 p.m…
Flynn says during the chase, the suspect fired at the officers, striking one in the chest. The chief says that officer was saved by his body armor.
The chase continued, and the suspect fired again. Flynn says two officers returned fire, striking the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The injured officer is a 38 year old man with 14 years’ experience. The two other officers who returned fired upon the suspect are a 41 year old man with 10 years’ experience and a 31 year old man with 6 years’ experience.
The wounded officer is at a hospital in stable condition.
The wounded officer has noticeable contusions from the impact of the bullet according to Chief Ed Flynn who stated the impact left a hole in the officer’s vest.