Milwaukee officer shoots, kills robbery suspect

Police say suspect was wanted on several warrants

Milwaukee police said an officer shot and killed an armed robbery suspect Saturday.

The officer responded Saturday afternoon to a report of an armed robbery. The suspect was trying to flee in a vehicle but crashed, then ran from the scene.

Police said the officer tried to conduct a field interview of the suspect but that during the encounter, the officer feared for his life and discharged his weapon.

Police said the suspect was a 28-year-old man from Germantown. They did not release his name but said he was on probation and wanted on several warrants.

The 39-year-old officer is a 15-year veteran of the Milwaukee force. He has been placed on standard administrative leave. Police did not say why the officer felt threatened.

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