MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police say a suspect shot and killed by police officers was just released from federal custody last year.
Police identify the man as 39-year-old Donnell Carter.
A Milwaukee police spokesman says Carter was released from federal custody in 2012 after serving 10 years for a drug trafficking charge. He was on federal supervision when the shooting took place early Thursday.
Authorities say officers were called to a fight at a gas station shortly before 2 a.m. When they arrived, they heard nearby gunshots and found Carter armed with a semiautomatic handgun. Police say he refused orders to drop the gun and was shot.
WISN-TV reports the officers were not hurt. Two officers are on desk duty while the shooting is investigated.
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