A “safe” area of Milwaukee became the scene of an apparent ambush of a police officer where shots came through the patrol car window. It’s a war out there on cops…please keep them in your prayers.

A Milwaukee police officer was injured in a “vicious attack” this morning, after a shooting on the city’s south side.

The suspected shooter, identified by police as a 20-year-old West Allis man with two felonies on his record, was found dead in a nearby yard of an apparent suicide, they said.

The incident began as a response to a domestic disturbance call near South 17th Street and West Morgan Avenue at about 2 a.m. During that investigation, someone fired shots into the squad car, striking an officer “multiple” times,” Asst. Police Chief William Jessup said in a morning press conference.

He was seriously injured and taken to the hospital. His injuries were not life threatening.

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People in the area say they heard two gun shots, and are shocked because the neighborhood is considered a safe part of Milwaukee. Several blocks surrounding the scene are closed off right now, where police are still investigating.

It’s unclear whether the officer was alone, or with a partner, at the time of the shooting. Milwaukee police chief Ed Flynn says many Milwaukee officers would be working in pairs overnight, following the Dallas police attacks.

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