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South Milwaukee police officer fatally shoots armed man

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a South Milwaukee police officer shot and killed an armed man Monday afternoon after the man fired at the officer.

A law enforcement release said police had responded to a report of a suicidal person about 1:20 p.m. and found a man on the porch of the home. Police said the man fired one round and an officer returned fire, striking the man.

The 43-year-old man died at the scene after unsuccessful live-saving measures, authorities said. The man’s handgun was recovered.

The officer, a 22-year veteran of the department, has been placed on administrative leave. An outside agency will be hired to investigate the shooting, police said.

“Please keep everyone involved in this incident in your thoughts and prayers, as we let the investigative process begin,” South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks said in statement.

No further details were immediately available.

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