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ShotSpotter technology helps Milwaukee police make two arrests in shots fired incident

March 05, 2016

MILWAUKEE — District Three officers from the Milwaukee Police Department used ShotSpotter technology to arrest two suspects after shots were fired in a west side neighborhood.

ShotSpotter, a gunfire locator system that pinpoints precise locations from which gunshots were fired, alerted officers to shots fired in the 900 block of N. 24th Street around 6:55 p.m. on March 3. When officers arrived, they located two men standing outside a home.

One of the men, a 34-year-old from Milwaukee, was clutching his waistband and he was found to have a loaded 9mm handgun. He faces charges of Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

The other man, also 34-years-old and from Milwaukee, confessed to officers that he fired the shots into the air. He faces charges of Endangering Safety by Use of a Dangerous Weapon.

MPD will present this case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days for charges. –

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