UPDATE: Milwaukee chief says officer shot man after struggle
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn says an officer who shot and killed a man in a downtown park went to the park to help the man.
Flynn says the officer responded to a call and found the man on the ground in the park across from City Hall. He says the officer helped the man up and had begun to check him for weapons when a struggle ensued.
Flynn says the officer struck the suspect with his baton, but then the suspect grabbed the baton and hit the officer in the head. The officer then fired several shots, killing the man.
Flynn says the officer is a 38-year-old with 13 years on the force. He says the suspect has not yet been identified.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police are investigating an officer-involved shooting at a downtown park where workers and children often gather. Milwaukee police Lt. Mark Stanmeyer said in an email that a man was shot about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Red Arrow Park. The park is in one of the most visible areas of the city, across the street from city hall. Children often play in an ice rink there, and a Starbucks in the park is popular with downtown workers.
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