Multiple Shots Fired at FBI SWAT Team Executing Search Warrant
Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Shields, Jr. of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Milwaukee Division announced on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at approximately 6:00 a.m. that members of the FBI Milwaukee Division SWAT team executed a state search warrant in the 5700 block of N. 42nd Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Upon making contact with the residence, multiple shots were fired at FBI personnel from inside the home. However, the bullets impacted a ballistic shield, and no law enforcement personnel were injured. The occupants of the residence were subsequently removed from the home and taken into custody without further incident.
The referenced search warrant was in support of a Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Gang Task Force investigation. The task force’s mission is focused on gang and violent incident crimes and consists of personnel from the FBI and Milwaukee Police Department. As a result, personnel from both agencies responded to the scene.
The referenced investigation is being worked jointly by the FBI Milwaukee Division and Milwaukee Police Department and is being coordinated with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.