Milwaukee Police Fatally Shoot Man While Looking For Homicide Suspect

May 7, 2019

Milwaukee police searching for a homicide suspect fatally shot an armed man, but the man they were seeking remains at large. It happened Tuesday morning near 7th and Maple Streets on the near south side. 

Police say officers dressed in plainclothes were surveying a car based on a tip they received about Victor Cintron, the homicide suspect. Officers in their car were approached by two men, including an armed man wearing a mask, according to police. They say officers shot the masked man and the other ran away. No officers were hurt.

Police say Cintron is wanted in a homicide that happened Friday afternoon at 27th Street and Forest Home Avenue on the south side. Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales says the situation is "still fluid."