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Convicted Felon Arrested with Help of ShotSpotter Technology

August 24, 2015

ShotSpotter technology helped officers from District Five arrest a convicted felon with a gun on the City’s North Side. ShotSpotter, a gunfire locator system that pinpoints precise locations from which gunshots were fired, alerted officers to a shot fired in the 4100 block of N. 27th Street around 3:35 a.m. on August 22. When officers arrived at the scene, they saw a man walking with a gun in his hand. As the officers approached him, the suspect threw the gun into a nearby field. The suspect, a 28-year-old Milwaukee man and a convicted felon on previous drug charges, was taken into custody. The 9mm handgun he threw in the field was recovered and a breathalyzer test revealed the suspect’s Blood Alcohol Content was .24. This case will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for charges in the coming days.

Milwaukee Police News