The Latest: Medical examiner says Milwaukee officer has died

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the officer who was shot in Milwaukee (all times local):

1:15 p.m.

The Milwaukee Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the death of a Milwaukee police officer who was shot while serving a warrant on the city’s south side.

The medical examiner says the officer was pronounced dead after being rushed to Froedtert Hospital following the shooting in a residential neighborhood late Wednesday morning. Details about the shooting haven’t been released.

Numerous officers have gathered at the hospital. Milwaukee police planned a procession from the hospital to the medical examiner’s office downtown.

The officer’s death comes six months after another Milwaukee officer, Michael Michalski, was fatally shot while trying to arrest a convicted felon wanted on drug and domestic violence offenses.

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12:25 p.m.

There is a growing police presence at a Milwaukee hospital where an officer was taken following a shooting on the city’s south side.

Officers from the Milwaukee Police Department and other suburban agencies gathered at Froedtert hospital where the officer was taken following a shooting about 9 a.m. in a residential neighborhood.

The Journal Sentinel reports the officer was shot while executing a search warrant and that one person is in custody. There’s no immediate word from police on the condition of the officer.

After the officer was conveyed to the hospital, officers gathered in a circle at the scene and bowed their heads. A briefing is scheduled for 1:30 at the hospital.

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