A Milwaukee police officer was shot dead on Wednesday and a suspect arrested, local media reported citing authorities.
The incident occurred when officials searched for a wanted person, Fox 6 Now reported. Shots occurred after the officers came into contact with the suspect during which "one of our members was injured," Chief Alfonso Morales said.
"I am sad to have to inform you that the injured officer did not make it today". Morales said. "This is a difficult time for us, he was loved by the department and a friend of mine." Morales added that the deceased officer had been in the division for 17 years.
The suspect was wanted for firearms and drug offenses, Morales said.
Authorities found a weapon, Fox 6 reported. Morales said during the encounter "the suspect was not shot" and described the investigation as "very fluid".
Milwaukee Police earlier tweeted that officers were "on the scene of a critical incident where an officer was shot dead," adding that a "suspect is in custody."
The shooting almost comes two months after the death of Milwaukee Officer Charles Irvine Jr., who was killed after the patrol car in which he was pursuing a ruthless driver
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.
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