UWM Police Say Officers Shot Armed Man During Scuffle On Campus

Mar 19, 2019

UW-Milwaukee police say a man shot by officers on campus Tuesday morning is hospitalized in stable condition.  University Police Chief Joe LeMire said at a news conference that two officers found the man, armed with a gun, sleeping on a bench inside the Fine Arts complex building around 7 a.m.  An altercation occurred and the man was shot.  

LeMire says the officers "immediately began to administer first aid to the suspect" who was later taken to the hospital.  The officers were treated for minor injuries.  LeMire says the man was not connected to the university.  No students or employees were injured.  UWM is currently on spring break.  

LeMire says UWM police have turned over the investigation to the Oak Creek police department, and other agencies will assist with the probe.

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