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Wauwatosa police shoot teen in allegedly stolen parent’s car


Wauwatosa police officers fatally shot a 17-year-old after a police chase Tuesday night. The shooting occurred near North 92nd and West Congress streets in Milwaukee. According to the Wauwatosa Police Department, officers patrolling near North 92nd and West Marion streets spotted a vehicle around 10:40 p.m. that was reported stolen in Milwaukee. Officers said they approached the vehicle while it was parked in an alley between North 92nd and North 91st and West Congress streets. Officers said the teenage driver exited the vehicle armed with a gun and did not comply with officers’ orders. Both officers then fired their weapons and struck the teenage suspect. “He was lying on the ground. He wasn’t dead…he was moving. He was talking,” a neighbor said. The teenager was taken to a nearby hospital and expected to survive. Police said the suspect’s weapon was found at the scene. Investigators did not say how many times the teenager had been shot or where. He was alone in the car. Wauwatosa Police Chief James MacGillis spoke to reporters Wednesday afternoon. MacGillis said officers spotted the teenager in his parents’ vehicle in the alley. He did not respond to questions about whether the teenager pointed his gun at the officers. the public. “Why does a 17 year old have a gun in his hand? Why is this happening? They are endangering their own lives and they are endangering the lives of my officers and the community. This must stop,” MacGillis said. One officer involved is 34 years old with more than eight years of service. The other officer is 30 years old with more than five years of experience. They were placed in paid administrative service. The names of the officers and the suspect have not been released. The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating. No other details were available. 935-7360.WISN 12 continues to gather more information on this developing story.

Wauwatosa police officers fatally shot a 17-year-old after a police chase Tuesday night.

The shooting occurred near North 92nd and West Congress streets in Milwaukee.

According to the Wauwatosa Police Department, officers patrolling near North 92nd and West Marion streets spotted a vehicle around 10:40 p.m. that was reported stolen in Milwaukee.

Officers said they approached the vehicle while it was parked in an alley between North 92nd and North 91st and West Congress streets.

Officers said the teenage driver exited the vehicle armed with a gun and did not comply with officers’ orders.

Both officers then fired their weapons and struck the teenage suspect.

“He was lying on the ground. He wasn’t dead…he was moving. He was talking,” a neighbor said.

The teenager was taken to a nearby hospital and expected to survive.

Police said the suspect’s weapon was found at the scene.

Investigators did not say how many times the teenager had been shot or where.

He was alone in the car.

Wauwatosa Police Chief James MacGillis spoke to reporters Wednesday afternoon.

He said the victim’s family reported his car stolen and they got it back, but never told the police.

MacGillis said officers spotted the teenager in his parents’ vehicle in the alley.

He did not respond to questions about whether the teenager pointed his gun at officers.

The entire encounter was captured on police body and dash cam video.

Investigators do not make it public.

“Why does a 17 year old have a gun in his hand? Why is this happening? They are endangering their own lives and they are endangering the lives of my officers and the community. This must stop,” MacGillis said.

One officer involved is 34 years old with more than eight years of service.

The other officer is 30 years old with more than five years of experience.

They were placed in paid administrative service.

The names of the officers and the suspect have not been released.

The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating.

No other details were available.

Anyone with information should contact the Milwaukee Police Department Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 414-935-7360.

WISN 12 continues to gather more information on this developing story.

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