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.

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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.

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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