Posted July 17, 2016 12:12 pm by Comments

By Bob Owens

milwaukee

A 31–year-old police officer was in his squad car early this morning and about to leave the scene of a domestic violence call when he was ambushed and shot multiple times.

A Milwaukee police officer was shot in a “vicious” attack 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, someone fired shots into the squad car, striking an officer “multiple” times,” Asst. Police Chief William Jessup said in a morning press conference.

The officer, a 31-year-old man with 13 years of service, was taken to Froedtert Hospital for surgery. Milwaukee police Sergeant Tim Gauerke said the injuries were not life-threatening.

“This is just another example of the risks our officers take each and every day to protect these citizens,” Jessup said.

While investigating that shooting, officers on the scene heard gunshots and discovered the body of a young man in …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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