Milwaukee Police Officer Shoots Man Holding Pipe

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police say a man wielding a pipe is hospitalized after he was shot by an officer at a north side residence.

Sgt. Mark Stanmeyer says police were called to the home about 4 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a suicidal man. Stanmeyer says officers found the suspect armed with what was later determined to be a pipe.

The officers believed the pipe was the barrel of a gun and ordered the man to drop it. When the man failed to drop the pipe, a sergeant shot him.

Police say there were others in the home at the time, but no one else was hurt.

The 56-year-old man is in stable condition. Police say he will be referred to prosecutors later this week for possible charges.

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