MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WISN) — A Milwaukee police officer responding to a “Shot Spotter” report ended up shooting a man at the scene early Wednesday morning, according to assistant police chief Michael Brunson.
The officer responded to the report near 21st and Concordia around 12:35 a.m. Police say they saw a man with something his hand, who then ran away. According to Brunson, as the officer ran after the man, that man turned toward the officer while holding a gun.
Brunson says when the man did not obey an order to drop the gun, the officer shot him.
According to Brunson, the man is 29-years-old. Brunson describes his wound as “non-life-threatening,” but would not give other details.
The officer, who is 31-years-old, was not injured. He will be placed on administrative duty during the investigation, which is standard procedure.
“Shot Spotter” is an automated system in some Milwaukee neighborhoods that alerts police to the sound of gunfire.