Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman mentioned an off-duty Milwaukee detective sustained life-threatening accidents when he was shot a number of instances Thursday afternoon after intervening in an tried theft within the Third Ward.
Norman mentioned the theft concerned an try and steal a automobile with three youngsters inside.
Different officers later arrested an 18-year-old male and a 17-year-old male who, police mentioned, fled the scene of the capturing in a automobile.
Norman and Performing Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson briefed reporters throughout a night information convention on the intersection of Water Avenue and St. Paul Avenue.
Johnson, who’s working in subsequent month’s mayoral major, had simply launched a public security plan on Wednesday. The proposal included trying to maintain weapons away from individuals who can’t legally get hold of one.
After two years of record-setting homicides, Johnson mentioned the violence has continued this month.
“Since 2022 started, we have had a 9-year-old, a child, who was shot. We had a 16-year-old at work, who was shot and was killed,” Johnson mentioned.”And now, even a police officer, off-duty, who has been shot and is now in a hospital mattress. Sufficient! Sufficient! Of us on this metropolis have had sufficient with the violence, significantly the lethal gun violence we see plaguing this group yr in and yr out.”
Johnson mentioned he plans to work with the state to scale back gun violence within the metropolis.
In a press launch Thursday night time, one other candidate for Mayor, Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas, mentioned that addressing violent crime in Milwaukee can be his high precedence.
Norman mentioned the wounded detective is 37-years-old and a seven-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Division.
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