WISCONSIN OFFICER SHOT DURING WARRANT OVER FIREARMS, DRUGS

Wisconsin officer shot during warrant over firearms, drugs

Milwaukee police say an officer shot and killed on the city’s south side was part of a unit that was conducting a search warrant on someone wanted for illegally selling firearms and drugs.

Officer Matthew Rittner was a tenured member of the department’s Tactical Enforcement Unit.

Sgt. Sheronda Grant said in a news release Wednesday night that Rittner and the other officers announced themselves as police and that the suspect fired several rounds. Grant said the 35-year-old Rittner was struck by gunfire and taken to a hospital, where he died.

She said a 26-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested. It wasn’t clear Wednesday night whether he has been charged.

Rittner, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, began his career as a police aide in 2001.

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