Police Officer Peter Jerving was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect at 1:16 am near the 2700 block of South 14th Street.
Officers were looking for a robbery suspect who had just robbed an apartment building. When they approached the subject, he fled from the officers. One officer caught the subject, and a struggle ensued. The subject fired his handgun, and it struck Officer Jerving who was running to the scene to help. Officer Jerving was able to return fire and kill the subject.
Officer Jerving was transported to Froedtert Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
The subject had been sentenced to probation for two hit-and-run crashes the day before.
Officer Jerving has served with the Milwaukee Police Department for four years, assigned to Police District 4. He is survived by his parents, six siblings, and a long-time girlfriend.
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