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Suspect fatally shot by Milwaukee officers

Published On: Jun 20 2013 09:07:20 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2013 09:13:01 PM CDT

MILWAUKEE -

Milwaukee police say a suspect shot and killed by police officers was just released from federal custody last year.

Police identify the man as 39-year-old Donnell Carter.

A Milwaukee police spokesman says Carter was released from federal custody in 2012 after serving 10 years for a drug trafficking charge. He was on federal supervision when the shooting took place early Thursday.

Authorities say officers were called to a fight at a gas station shortly before 2 a.m. When they arrived, they heard nearby gunshots and found Carter armed with a semiautomatic handgun. Police say he refused orders to drop the gun and was shot.

WISN-TV reports the officers were not hurt. Two officers are on desk duty while the shooting is investigated.

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