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MPD gives update to two deadly officer-involved shootings from February

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are giving the public an update on two officer-involved shootings.

Both happened within nights of each other in February.

MPD released videos from police body camera and nearby surveillance video on Wednesday, April 15.

The officers involved were put on leave, and both investigations are still open.

A shot-spotter call on February 24 ended with a 27-year-old man being fatally shot by officers.

“I’m asking you stop, right now. Don’t move. Sir, stop. Do not move right now. Grab him! Grab him!” an officer shouts, in body camera footage.

Investigators say the suspect tried to rob three women buying marijuana on Union Street.

He hit one of them with his gun, and she ran to a home for help.

Two men inside that house came out and fired shots at the suspect.

Officers responded to the shot-spotter location and saw the man walking.

“Take your hands out of your pockets right now! Do it now!” an officer shouts.

Detectives say the suspect pointed a gun at officers, and led them on a chase that ended on Comstock Avenue.

“Don’t move! (hear shots) “Shots fired.”

MPD said the suspect had an outstanding arrest warrant for multiple charges, including armed robbery.

On February 29, a 49-year-old man was fatally shot by police outside Lounge 340 on the city’s northwest side.

A caller told 9-1-1 a man, with a gun, was beating up a woman.

Operator: “Okay, when you say he jumped on a female, do you mean hitting her?"

Caller: “Yes, he beat her up. He body slammed her on the ground and then the security broke it up.”

Police say the suspect and his wife were at the lounge.

He asked to speak to her outside, and then assaulted her.

Another man helped her free and friends took her home.

While looking for his wife, the suspect smashed a window of a parked car and fired a shot.

Right after, police arrived and confronted him.

"Shots fired! Shots fired! He pointed a gun at me. He’s down," an officer said in body camera footage.

Detectives say surveillance video from outside the lounge shows the suspect pointing his weapon at officers.

They add that the man had multiple felonies in Illinois and was not legally allowed to have a weapon.

Outside police agencies are leading these investigations.

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