MILWAUKEE —A Milwaukee police officer was shot multiple times early Sunday as he sat in his squad car while colleagues investigated a domestic disturbance call, an official said.
The suspected shooter, identified by police as a 20-year-old West Allis man with two felonies on his record, was found dead in a nearby yard, they said.
The incident began as a response to a domestic disturbance call near South 17th Street and West Morgan Avenue at about 2 a.m. During that investigation, an officer was "attacked viciously" by someone who fired shots into his squad car, striking the officer multiple times," Asst. Police Chief William Jessup said in a morning press conference.
"It was tense, and they handled it well," Hansen said. "Absolutely, I want to thank the police for putting their lives on the line for us and being out there and protecting us each and everyday."
Police commanders have since instructed all Milwaukee officers to respond to calls in two-person squads until further notice.WISN