MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan told local reporters that a Milwaukee police officer who had been shot near 12th and Manitoba on Milwaukee’s south side has died from his injuries. The shooting apparently happened some time between 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, reported Fox 6.

“This is been an incredibly difficult year for the department — now the third officer that has lost his life in the service of Milwaukee. So it’s a sad day for this community,” Alderman Donovan said. “It’ll give you an indication of how challenging this work is. And, how we as a community need to rally behind our officers to ensure they have the support and the backing that they deserve.”

North Shore Fire and Rescue has also posted confirmation that the officer has died.

FOX6 News has learned the ATF was at the home where the incident unfolded. FBI is now also on the scene.

Milwaukee police plan to have a media update later in the day.

A source tells FOX6 News the officer was transported to the hospital—and a suspect is in custody. Moreover, a gathering of Milwaukee police officers were seen at Froedtert Hospital.

The New Berlin Police Department posted a poignant photograph on Facebook following the tragic news.

Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas shared this statement in a news conference at the same time the investigation at 12th and Manitoba unfolded.

“Our friends from the Milwaukee Police Department were invited, but were called away this morning. And want to keep the entire department, their members in our prayers,” Lucas said.