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Man Killed By Milwaukee Police Had History Of Domestic Abuse

More information is coming out about the man who was shot and killed by Milwaukee police officers Monday.

WISN-TV has identified the man as Mario Hobson, a 48-year-old African-American man. WISN spoke with Hobson's daughter, who said her father was mentally ill.

According to court records, Hobson had a history of domestic abuse, including a misdemeanor conviction earlier this year. Last month, a warrant was issued for his arrest on felony domestic violence charges.

Hobson was convicted of felonies in the past, which means he was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Milwaukee police say the fatal encounter happened during a traffic stop on the near south side. Police pulled over a suspect who they say fled from them earlier in the day. At a news conference Monday, Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the suspect exited his vehicle with a gun. Two officers fired and the man was killed. Police have not said whether the suspect fired his gun.

Police have not yet confirmed the shooting victim’s identity. The department has yet to release additional information, including the identities of the officers involved and whether there is body camera footage.

The shooting is being reviewed by the Milwaukee Area Investigative Team and members of outside police departments.

Emily is WUWM's education reporter.
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