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Austin Jerry Lee Howard Jr, 49
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 23, 2016

Agencies: Milwaukee Police Department Wisconsin | Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation DCI Wisconsin

Last updated: 7 months ago

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Milwaukee police officers shot and killed the suspect in a fatal stabbing early Saturday after he returned to the scene and charged at them with a knife, the Milwaukee Police Department said.

According to police, officers were called to the 2500 block of N. 5th St. about 12:25 a.m. to investigate the stabbing of a 64-year-old man, who died en route to a hospital.

Police said the 49-year-old suspect fled the scene, but returned around 2:15 a.m. and charged at officers with a knife. Several officers fired at the man, and the knife was recovered on the ground next to him, the department said.

Police declined to identify the suspect but said he is a convicted felon and was on probation for choking someone. Police Sgt. Timothy Gauerke said no additional information would be released before Monday.

It was not clear how many officers were involved. Gauerke said in a statement that they would be placed on administrative leave according to department procedure. And the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation will investigate the matter.