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BREAKING: Milwaukee Officer Down

A Milwaukee police officer was shot on Wednesday morning while serving a warrant.

Milwaukee, WI – A Milwaukee police officer was shot on Wednesday morning during a warrant service.

The wounded officer was transported to Froedtert Hospital in “extremely grave condition,” according to a tweet by WISN.

Froedtert Hospital has the only Level One trauma center in the city, WTMJ reported.

The shooting occurred at about 9:45 a.m. on Feb. 6 as officer executed a search warrant near the intersection of South 12th and W. Dakota Streets, three blocks south of Lincoln Avenue, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Milwaukee firefighters and Marquette University police officers arrived on the scene shortly after the incident, according to WISN.

Law enforcement sources told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the shooter has been taken into custody.

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales and Mayor Tom Barrett were at the scene of the incident.

Police have not yet released an update of the officer’s condition.

WTMJ reported that the Zablocki School nearby the shooting scene had been put into lockdown initially. It has since been raised to a “code yellow” status that means school officials will limit who comes and goes from the campus.

No medical examiner has been called to the scene, prompting speculation that the gunman was not killed.

This is a developing story and we will keep you updated. For all of our updates, follow us on Facebook and go to your news feed preferences under your settings, then select that you want to see more of Blue Lives Matter posts in your news feed. Otherwise, Facebook may not show you updates.

Sandy Malone - February Wed, 2019


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