15-year-old arrested in Wisconsin mall shooting
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. WAUWATOSA, Wis. – A 15-year-old Milwaukee boy who police believe opened fire at Mayfair Mall Friday afternoon, sending eight people to the hospital has been arrested, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The shooting at the suburban Milwaukee mall left seven adults and a teenager injured. The newspaper reported that Weber said the shooting was the result of an altercation between two groups of people at the mall. (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
Police search for suspect in Wisconsin mall shooting
FBI officials and police stand outside the Mayfair Mall after a shooting, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Wauwatosa, Wis. Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride says in a statement that a suspect remains at large after the shooting at Mayfair Mall. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)WAUWATOSA, Wis. – Police said Saturday that they're still searching for a man suspected in a shooting at a Wisconsin mall that injured eight people. “Investigators are working tirelessly to identify and apprehend the suspect from yesterday’s shooting at Mayfair Mall,” the Wauwatosa Police Department said in a tweet Saturday. Chief Barry Weber gave no motive for the attack at the Mayfair Mall during a briefing Friday evening.
FBI agents search for Wisconsin shopping mall shooter who left 8 injured
FBI agents and detectives from several law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin are searching for a gunman who left eight people injured during a shooting on Friday at a mall in Milwaukee County. According to Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber, the shooting was about 2:50 p.m. at the Macy’s store in Mayfair Mall. The victims included seven adults and one teenager. LIVE UPDATES (ABC News affiliate):
Police: 8 injured in Wisconsin mall shooting; suspect sought
Wauwatosa Police chief Barry Weber speaks at a news conference, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Wauwatosa, Wis. Multiple people were shot Friday afternoon at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wis., and police are still searching for the shooter. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)WAUWATOSA, Wis. – Police searched Friday evening for the suspect in a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall that left seven adults and a teenager injured. “Preliminary statements from witnesses indicate that the shooter is a white male in his 20s or 30s,” Weber told reporters. Police said Cole was fleeing from police; Mensah, who is also Black, said he shot Cole because Cole pointed a gun at him.
Suburban Milwaukee officer who killed 3 since 2015 resigns
FILE - This undated photo provided by the Wauwatosa Police Department in Wauwatosa, Wis., shows Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah. Mensah, a suburban Milwaukee police officer who has fatally shot three people in the line of duty since 2015, including a Black teenager outside a mall in February 2020, is resigning from the department. (Gary Monreal/Monreal Photography LLC/Wauwatosa Police Department via AP)WAUWATOSA, Wis. – A suburban Milwaukee police officer who has fatally shot three people in the line of duty since 2015, including a Black teenager outside a mall in February, is resigning from the department. The Wauwatosa Common Council approved a separation agreement with Joseph Mensah on Tuesday night, effective Nov. 30, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Mensah also fatally shot Antonio Gonzales in 2015 after Gonzales refused to drop a sword, according to police.
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Also at the rally were the families of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old man left partly paralyzed after a police officer in Kenosha shot him in the back, Eric Garner, who was killed in New York in 2014 after an officer placed him in a chokehold, Jay Anderson, a 25-year-old shot six times and killed in 2016 by a police officer in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and Alvin Cole, a 17-year-old also shot dead by a police officer in Wauwatosa.chicagotribune.com
Chief: No reason to fire Wisconsin officer who killed teen
This undated photo provided by the Wauwatosa Police Department in Wauwatosa, Wis., shows Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah. In a report released Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020, an independent investigator recommended officials in the Milwaukee suburb fire Mensah, who has shot and killed three people in the last five years. (Gary Monreal/Monreal Photography LLC/Wauwatosa Police Department via AP)
Chief: No reason to fire Wisconsin officer who killed teen
This undated photo provided by the Wauwatosa Police Department in Wauwatosa, Wis., shows Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah. Joseph Mensah, who is also Black, fatally shot 17-year-old Alvin Cole on Feb. 2 outside the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa. Cole was the third person Mensah shot and killed since joining the police force five years ago. There’s been no reason to this point, and none that I can see, (for why) he should be removed from the force," the chief said. A year later, Mensah shot Jay Anderson Jr. in a car parked in a park after hours.
28 arrests in Wisconsin protests over police slaying of teen
Protesters and police line up Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Wauwatosa, Wis. On Wednesday, District Attorney John Chisholm refused to issue charges against Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah for the Feb. 2 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Alvin Cole at Mayfair Mall. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
28 arrested, tear gas used in Wisconsin protests
Police said they used tear gas on the crowd, after bottles were thrown at officers. On Saturday, the Wauwatosa Police Department posted on Twitter that people have been asking valid questions about the police response over three nights of protests. The police department’s tweets come as some have chastised authorities for the way they have handled the protests. Police said they used chemical irritants, which they described as tear gas, as well as pepper balls and paint balls after bottles and rocks were thrown at them. Numerous journalists have been injured or arrested while covering protests nationwide in recent months.
Police defend arrests of slain Black teen's family
The arrests came as demonstrators gathered in Wauwatosa to protest prosecutors’ decision not to charge Officer Joseph Mensah in the 17-year-old's death. Mensah, who is Black, shot Cole after a foot chase outside a Wauwatosa mall in February. Police later said the Cole family was among those arrested and that Tracy and Tristiana Cole reported “minor injuries” and were taken to a hospital. Cole was the third person Mensah has killed on the job since he became a Wauwatosa officer in 2015. A year later, Mensah shot Jay Anderson Jr. in a car parked in a park after hours.
Protests follow clearing of officer in killing of Black teen
Protests came after Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced Wednesday that Wauwatosa Officer Joseph Mensah would not be charged for fatally shooting 17-year-old Alvin Cole outside Mayfair Mall on Feb. 2. Cole was the third person Mensah has fatally shot since becoming an officer, and his death has sparked periodic protests in Wauwatosa and the Milwaukee area. There’s no body-camera video of the Cole shooting because Wauwatosa’s officers aren’t equipped with them. Cole’s death sparked protests in Wauwatosa throughout the summer, including in and around the mall and outside a house where Mensah was staying. Police have said Mensah shot Gonzales eight times after he refused to drop a sword.
No charges for Wisconsin officer in killing of Black teen
Wauwatosa Officer Joseph Mensah shot 17-year-old Alvin Cole outside Mayfair Mall on Feb. 2 after police responded to a reported disturbance at the shopping center. “He did not surrender the weapon and was fired upon by Officer Mensah causing his death,” Chisholm wrote. There’s no body-camera video of the Cole shooting because Wauwatosa’s officers aren’t equipped with them. Police have said Mensah shot Gonzales eight times after he refused to drop a sword. Evers also activated the state’s National Guard in August, the morning after a Kenosha police officer shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the back.