The Milwaukee Police Department has interviewed all known witnesses who observed the incident. Portions of the struggle were videotaped by a citizen with a cell phone. We have that evidentiary video, we are reviewing it and it will be released when appropriate. While the investigation continues, we can say that the video shows officers using reasonable force on a resisting subject.
We will be seeking charges against the suspect, age 24, for Recklessly Endangering Safety for shooting the officer with an officer’s gun.
Original: A Milwaukee Police Officer is recovering this morning after he was shot during a struggle with two suspects.
Two District 7 police officers, in uniform, responded shortly after midnight Friday, September 14, 2012, to a report of shots fired in the 4800 block of N. 21 St. While in the area investigating, the two officers encountered two suspects who immediately began to argue with the officers. The argument led to a physical struggle between the officers and the suspects. During the struggle, one officer was shot in the leg. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Both suspects are in custody.