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UPDATE: Man Shot, Wounded by Police in Milwaukee

UPDATED Tuesday, January 22, 2013 --- 3:24 p.m.

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.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Tuesday, January 22, 2013 --- 8:40 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police say an armed man has been 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 a sergeant went into the house, felt threatened by the armed man and shot him twice. Police say there were others in the home at the time, but no one else was injured.

The 56-year-old man was taken to the hospital. There's no immediate word on his condition.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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