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Milwaukee officer injured in shooting has died

Posted at 4:25 PM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 20:20:51-04

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee police officer injured in a shooting on the city's northwest side has died, police have confirmed.

The shooting happened just after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. Sources said a woman called police on her son, who was wanted on drug and gun violations, police say. The man later opened fire at the officer.

"This is a very fluid investigation, things are ongoing," Police Chief Alfonso Morales said at a news conference.

The officer was a 17-year veteran of the force.

A large crowd formed at the scene as neighbors tried to see the crime scene for themselves. Officers were forced to back up the crowd using crime tape several times.

Check back often for updates on this developing story.

The incident started as a subject wanted call. A woman had called police on her son, who later fired on the police officer.