A crowd gathered and emergency vehicles were on the scene Sunday night after a deputy-involved shooting near the water tower on Milwaukee’s lakefront.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, which patrols the county’s parks, confirmed only that a deputy called dispatch to report an officer-involved shooting.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s office said Monday morning that it had not been notified about a death from Froedtert Hospital or the sheriff’s department.
Dozens of officers were on the scene, and a wide area was blocked off Sunday evening.
A green Audi Q5 with large rims, which was being pursued north on Lincoln Memorial Drive by a marked sheriff’s SUV before the shooting remained stuck in the median at 10 p.m., with its door open, where it came to rest after the shooting.
Someone parked along Lincoln Memorial captured the incident on video and posted it on Facebook. The Audi appears to turn left to try to go up on the median to get around traffic when a deputy appears on foot with his gun drawn. You can hear eight shots on the video.
The Audi struck another car before it stopped.
The crowd remained calm, but many people were unable to leave because their vehicles were stuck in the blocked-off area.
Former state Rep. Mandela Barnes (D-Milwaukee) tweeted from the scene that one person was dead. “Crazy scene at the lakefront,” he said, also indicating that an officer was involved.
The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department is conducting the investigation. State law requires outside investigation of officer-involved shootings.
The Sheriff’s Department said more information would be released Monday.