A Milwaukee police officer was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect wanted on drug and gun offenses, Police Chief Alfonso Morales said Wednesday.
"The Milwaukee Police Department mourns the loss of Police Officer Michael Michalski, 52, who died Wednesday, July 25, 2018, after being shot while apprehending a wanted subject," according to a department announcement posted to Facebook.
The suspect has been arrested and was not wounded in the shooting, Morales said. A weapon was recovered at the scene, he said, and there are no other suspects.
Officers had gone to the 2400 block of North 28th Street about 5 p.m. Wednesday to check for a person wanted on drug and gun violations, Morales told the Journal Sentinel.