Milwaukee Police sergeant shoots, injures shotgun-wielding suspect

Milwaukee Police sergeant shoots, injures shotgun-wielding suspect

By Dan O'Donnell. CREATED Apr 1, 2012

MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee Police sergeant shot and injured a shotgun-wielding suspect early Sunday morning, the Milwaukee Police Department confirmed.

"The sergeant and an officer were sent to a report of a man threatening his girlfriend with a shotgun in the 700 block of South 39th St. at 2:42 a.m.," Department spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz said.  "The sergeant and officer encountered the suspect, a 27-year-old male, and ordered him to drop the weapon but the suspect did not comply."

"The sergeant discharged his handgun to stop the threat, striking the suspect."

The suspect was transported to Froedtert Hospital, where he was treated and then released into police custody.

"The sergeant is 55 years old and has 30 years of service on the Milwaukee Police Department," Schwartz said.  "He is assigned to District 2."

Per Department procedure, he was placed on administrative duty while the Wisconsin Department of Justice and Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office investigate the shooting.