Milwaukee police shoot, kill suspect who got out of the car with gun

Milwaukee police officers work the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting on the city on the other side of the Monday evening.

(Tyger Williams/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via AP)

Milwaukee police shot and killed a man wanted on two outstanding warrants in the city on the other side of the Monday evening.

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the shooting happened around 5 a.m., when officers were monitoring a suspect who fled from them earlier in the day. When officers conducted a traffic stop, Morales said the suspect got out of the car with a gun.

The chief said two officers fired their weapons, and the suspect died from his injuries on the scene. The suspect, a firearm was recovered at the scene, but it was too early to say whether he fired his weapon at the agents. No members of law enforcement were injured.

Morales said both the officers were men of 44 and 27. The older officer with the Milwaukee police for 20 years, while the younger is on the strength of six years.

Morales says the suspect was wanted on two warrants for violation of probation and domestic violence. He also faces charges for the escape of the officers earlier Monday.

The owner of a nearby bar told Fox 6 News that his friend, the woman sat in a parked car near the scene and heard multiple photos.

“Everyone has heard. Everyone was outside to see what was going on. They were afraid of hell. The children were crying, and then a little while later, in the street ‘bang, bang, bang,'” he told the station.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the shooting came on the anniversary of the murder of the 23-year-old Sylville Smith by a Milwaukee officer. Smith Aug. 13, 2016, the death led to riots on Milwaukee north side.

The shooting is being investigated by the local authorities and the conclusions will be reviewed by the prosecutor.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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