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Off-duty Cleveland police officer involved in 'deadly force incident' in Wisconsin: What we know

'The Cleveland Division of Police will cooperate fully with the investigation conducted by the Milwaukee Police Department.'
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MILWAUKEE — An investigation is underway after an off-duty Cleveland police officer “was involved in a deadly force incident in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,” the Cleveland Police Department said in a statement Monday morning.

According to the Milwaukee Police Department, a 38-year-old off-duty Cleveland Division of Police officer shot a firearm in self-defense during an attempted robbery that took place Sunday.

“The off-duty officer was not injured during the incident,” police said. “The Cleveland Division of Police will cooperate fully with the investigation conducted by the Milwaukee Police Department.”

The incident occurred on the 1400th block of North 17th Street in Milwaukee. A 17-year-old teenager died as a result of injuries.

At this time, the investigation is ongoing and the Milwaukee Police Department is looking for the two suspects involved in the armed robbery attempt. 

Anybody with information is encouraged to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360. 

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on May 12, 2022.

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