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Milwaukee chief: Officer shot man after struggle

Published On: Apr 30 2014 04:39:34 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 30 2014 06:22:12 PM CDT
MILWAUKEE -

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.

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