The Milwaukee Police Department is mourning the loss of an Officer that was killed in the line of duty today following the execution of a search warrant that resulted in shots being fired, according to a press release from the Department.

(Press Release) -- The Milwaukee Police Department mourns the officer killed in the line of duty.

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at about 9:17 a.m., the Milwaukee Police Department Tactical Enforcement unit responded to the 2900 block of South 12th Street to execute a search warrant. At approximately 9:20 a.m., officers made contact with the subjects in the residence at which time, shots were fired.

As a result, a 35-year-old Milwaukee Police Officer who is a 17-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department was fatally wounded.

The suspect, a 26-year-old- Milwaukee man, was subsequently taken into custody.  Once family notifications have been completed we will release the name and photo of the officer.

This is a fluid investigation and more details will be provided in the upcoming days.

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