Monday, November 29, 2021

3 officers shot and injured at suburban Milwaukee hotel

WAWATOSA, Wis. (NWN) — Police in a Milwaukee suburb say three officers are recovering after being hit by gunfire while responding to a report of a shooting at a hotel over the weekend.

Wauwatosa police said on Monday that a gunman shot and wounded three officers at a Radisson hotel on Saturday night. Officials initially said that two officers were injured.

Officers were investigating a report of gunfire and were directed to the second floor where they found evidence that shots were fired in a hallway, officials said.

Police said the officers started checking the rooms and shots were fired from one of the rooms. Officers opened fire, however, the male suspect was not killed. Moments later, the man left the room and was taken into custody. Officials said two firearms were recovered from his room.

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“I have to tell you no one wants to receive major calls,” said Wauwatosa Police Chief James McGillis, who said his officers were shot.

Officers identified the suspect as a 33-year-old Milwaukee man. Charges will be sent to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office in the coming days.

Officers injured included a 32-year-old sergeant who received two bullets in an arm and thigh, a 31-year-old sergeant who sustained wounds in one leg and a 32-year-old officer who suffered gunshot wounds to a thigh and knee. wound on.

“The officers are doing well. They are recovering and they are in good spirits,” McGillis said.

The Milwaukee Area Investigation Team was activated, with the Milwaukee Police Department leading the investigation.

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