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Milwaukee officer shoots, kills robbery suspect

Published On: Nov 25 2012 12:24:02 PM CST
MILWAUKEE -

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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