Burt T Johnson, 38

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 05, 2016

Agencies: Milwaukee Police Department Wisconsin

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: almost 6 years ago


The shooting unfolded after police were called to an armed robbery Thursday night and saw a masked gunman leaving an auto parts store on the city's northwest side, according to police.

A foot chase ensued during which the gunman fired at pursuing officers, who returned fire. A 38-year-old officer was wounded, Milwaukee police Chief Edward Flynn said Thursday.

The round hit the officer's ballistic vest, and he has since been treated at a hospital for his injuries and released.

Two other officers continued to chase the suspect, who fired again at them. They then shot the gunman, identified Friday as Burt T. Johnson.