Milwaukee police officer shoots armed robbery suspect

Police: Suspect refused to drop gun

Milwaukee police said an officer shot a robbery suspect who refused to drop a gun and pointed it at police.

Authorities said the 22-year-old man was hit in the lower part of his body and was undergoing treatment late Saturday. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Police said in a news release that officers were flagged down on North 49th Street around 7:45 p.m. Saturday and found the man holding a pistol and committing a robbery.

The man refused an order to drop the gun.

When he aimed it at the police, one officer fired.

The 24-year old officer has been placed on administrative duties while the shooting is investigated. The officer is a veteran of five years with the department.

Police did not give details of the robbery.

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