Off duty policeman shoots armed robber!

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Milw TaXpayer

Waukesha, WI

#1 Jan 7, 2013

MILWAUKEE, Wis.—An off-duty Milwaukee police detective shot an armed teen during a robbery attempt on Milwaukee's north side Sunday evening, the police said.
Sgt. Mark Stanmeyer said the detective was in the 4500 block of North 27th Street shortly before 6 p.m. when he was approached by a suspect armed with a handgun. Police said the suspect, who later identified himself as a 17-year-old Milwaukee resident, demanded valuables from the detective.

During the robbery the detective shot the suspect, who then ran from the scene, police said.

"A short time later, the suspect walked into a nearby grocery store in the 2600 block of West Atkinson and asked that medical attention be called," police said in a statement. "The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect has identified himself as a 17-year-old Milwaukee resident to investigators."

The teen remained hospitalized in stable condition Monday afternoon.

Police said the 53-year-old detective, who is assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau, was not injured.

"As is standard operating procedure, the incident is under investigation by the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office," Stanmeyer said. "The detective was placed on administrative duty pending the completion of the investigation. The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office will make the final determination in the incident

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