MILWAUKEE – A man shot by Milwaukee police Wednesday morning was also shot by Chicago police in 2014, according to his family.
So what does that say about his lifestyle?
Police will only say they were responding to a report of shots fired at an apartment building near 101st Street and Bender Road when they saw a man with a gun.
Consequently, officers said he fired at them, and they returned fire, critically wounding him. There were several guns, a knife in a pool of blood and a car crashed into a wall at the scene, reported WISN.
According to WISN, family identified the man shot as 31-year-old Alonzo Smith. The report indicates Smith reached a $180,000 settlement with the city of Chicago last year after police there shot him in the leg in 2014. He was armed with two knives and a box cutter and diagnosed with schizophrenia.
“Alonzo, he have a mental problem.”
– Donnell Dowdy
“There’s really no updates to release. Wauwatosa police is the lead on the officer-involved shooting as part of the Milwaukee-area investigative team, so we will continue to work with all the agencies that are involved with that along with the Milwaukee Police Department as the investigation progresses,” Wauwatosa police Capt. Brian Zalewski said.
“Alonzo, he have a mental problem,” Smith’s uncle Donnell Dowdy said.
Smith’s uncle said the family visited Smith in the hospital, where he remains in critical condition, shot in the head. He said police have not shared body camera video of the shooting with the family.
“He done got shot once already in Chicago, and they paid him off, so now they just shot him again in Milwaukee, so I wonder how they want to play this one,” Dowdy said.
Milwaukee police said, they “don’t have any information available to the public regarding this investigation.”