Milwaukee police said police officers shot and killed an armed man who was searched Monday evening for two arrest warrants on the south side of the city.
Milwaukee Chief of Police Alfonso Morales said the shootings took place around 5 pm The 48-year-old suspect who fled them earlier in the day. When the police carried out a traffic check, Morales said the unidentified suspect had risen from the vehicle with a gun.
The boss said two officers fired their weapons and the suspect died of his injuries at the scene of the accident. The suspect's weapon was recovered at the scene, but it was too early to see if he had fired his weapon at the officers. No member of the law enforcement authorities was injured.
Morales said both officers were men ages 44 and 27. The senior officer has been with the Milwaukee Police for 20 years, while the younger has been in action for six years.
Morales says the suspect was sought on two arrest warrants for violation of probation and domestic violence. He was also charged with fleeing the officers on Monday.
The owner of a nearby bar told Fox 6 that his friend's wife sat in a parked car near the scene and heard several shots.
"Everyone heard them, everyone was outside and saw what was going on, they were scared in hell, the children were crying, and then, a while later, up the street, bang, bang, bang," he said Station.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the shooting happened two years after the day after the death of 23. Young Sylville Smith from a Milwaukee officer, Smith's death on August 13, 2016, triggered riots on the north side of Milwaukee  The shootings are investigated by local authorities and their conclusions are reviewed by the prosecutor.  Click for more from Fox 6.
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.