Terrell Thompson, Milwaukee Police Department suspect: 5 quick facts

Terrell Thompson

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Terrell Thompson

Terrell Thompson is the 19-year-old Milwaukee man accused of shooting and killing a Milwaukee police officer in the early hours of February 7, 2023, multiple law enforcement agencies told Heavy.

Milwaukee police have not yet released the suspect’s name. They also did not identify the officer who was killed, but rather Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said in a press conference that the officer was a four-year veteran who was 37 years old. Heavy does not print the officer’s name until it has been officially cleared by the department.

Norman said in the press conference that the suspect had passed away.

“This is a terrible day for our city and we are hurt,” said a Milwaukee Police Department press release emailed to Heavy. “An officer got ready to go to work last night to protect our community and made the ultimate sacrifice. MPD extends our deepest condolences to our officer’s family and to all those affected by this heinous act of violence.”

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Terrell Thompson was in court the day before Milwaukee police shooting and received probation for hit and run, Records Show

Terrell Thompson Court Records

CCAPTerrell Thompson court filings.

The sources confirmed that Thompson is the same Terrell I. Thompson, 19, who was on trial on two hit-and-run counts the day before the shooting. Thompson was convicted of a hit-and-run in one of those counts, court records show. Court records also show that the other case, also on hit-and-run charges, was dismissed in an agreement with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office and read out at the sentencing hearing for the first case.

The boss confirmed in the press conference that the suspect was 19 years old.

Read one of the two criminal charges here. Heavy has also filed the second criminal complaint with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.

According to court documents, Milwaukee County Judge Christopher Dee a representative of Former Governor Scott Walker gave Thompson a 120-day sentence in the House of Correction, a $300 fine and 12 months probation.

In both cases, court filings show, Thompson was released on signature bonds. The bonds stood, although he repeatedly failed to appear in court, according to court documents.

Judge Christopher Dee

LinkedInChristopher Dee

“Christopher Dee brings a wealth of experience to the Milwaukee County Bank and is widely respected by his peers and community leaders. I am confident that he will be an excellent judge who upholds the Constitution and the rule of law,” Walker said it says in a press release when he benched Dee.

According to the hit-and-run criminal complaint, which was dismissed and read, a Milwaukee police officer responded in the North 49th Street and West Hope Avenue area to “investigate a gunfire call.”

The 911 caller said she followed a car “that struck her car at N. Sherman Boulevard and W. Congress Street,” the complaint says. According to the complaint, she described “the vehicle in question as a dark-colored SUV with no license plates and no tinted windows.”

The caller went on to say that as she followed the suspicious SUV, she “saw it being involved in a second car crash at the location noted above. KF stated that the SUV fled the scene of the second accident and she continued to pursue it,” the complaint reads.

According to the complaint, “The caller stated that the suspicious vehicle stopped at the 5000 block of W. Congress Street. The driver exited the SUV and spoke to KF (the caller). The driver identified himself as ‘Terrell’ and gave KF a phone number.” He then got back into the SUV and drove down an alley, the complaint says.

The officer then located a Mitsubishi Outlander SUV with severe frontal damage in a parking lot on the 4400 block of W. Congress Street, the complaint said. The complaint says it had no license plates and the driver and only occupant was identified as Thompson. The caller identified Thompson as the person who “watched her enter the crash and flee the aforementioned location,” the complaint said.

Another officer responded to the scene to assist with an accident/personal injury calling the service, the complaint said.

Upon arrival, “he found a black Lexus four-door sedan with WI license plate #AHY-8410 disabled in the northbound lane but facing south,” the complaint reads.

“This vehicle had significant damage on the passenger side and the side airbags had deployed. The passenger in the sedan was identified as KG (born 10/28/1991). KG stated that he and his brother (who was driving) were traveling north on N. Sherman Boulevard and approaching W. Nash Street,” the complaint reads.

“A second vehicle struck them on the passenger side, failed to stop, and then fled south on Sherman Avenue and west on Fond du Lac Avenue,” the complaint reads. “KG stated that the vehicle that struck the scene appeared to be being followed by another car. KG stated that he had pain in his right chest as a result of the fall. PO Llanas observed the grille of a Mitsubishi lying on the road in the above location.”

2. The police chief says Terrell Thompson was wanted in a robbery

In a news conference, Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said the suspect was wanted for a robbery.

Norman said Milwaukee police officers responded to the 1700 block of South 17th Street at 1:16 a.m. on the morning of February 7, 2023 to search for the robbery suspect.

He was wanted for a robbery in far north Milwaukee, the chief said at the news conference.

Talk show host Dan O’Donnell received first a photo of Thompson.

In a press release emailed to Heavy, the Milwaukee Police Department wrote:

At approximately 1:16 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, Milwaukee Police Department officers assigned to District 4 entered the 2700 Block area of ​​S. 14th Street to search for a suspect who wanted in connection with a robbery yesterday. Monday, February 6, 2023 at approximately 11:25 p.m. at Block 3600 of W. Good Hope Road.

3. Terrell Thompson shot and killed the cop in a chase and fight on foot, police say

According to the boss, the suspect was located by officers and orders ignored.

He then led them on foot, and according to Norman’s press conference, the deceased officer caught up with the suspect.

They fought, and then the suspect shot the officer with a pistol, according to Norman.

The police press release states:

Upon arrival, officers found the suspect, who ignored their orders and fled on foot. One of the officers was able to catch up with the suspect and a scuffle ensued. During the fight, the suspect used a pistol and fired shots that hit the other officer. This officer fired his firearm. During the exchange, the suspect was hit by gunfire.

The officer, a 37-year-old man with over 4 years of service, suffered life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Despite the best efforts of the medical staff, he died from his injuries.

4. The officer who was killed also fired his gun, says Chief Jeffrey Norman

Before his death, the wounded officer was also able to shoot the suspect with his gun.

The suspect died at the scene, but it’s unclear whether the fatal wound was from the officer or self-inflicted, Norman said at the news conference.

The police press release confirmed that he suspects “a 19-year-old Milwaukee man was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not known at this time whether the suspect’s fatal injury was self-inflicted or was caused by the officer’s firing.”

“This is an ongoing and ongoing investigation. The Milwaukee Area Investigative Team will be investigating this incident. The Brookfield Police Department will be the lead law enforcement agency in the investigation,” it said. “A community briefing discussing this incident will be released in the future.”

The police press release said: “We appreciate the Milwaukee Fire Department and the Froedtert staff who provided medical care to our officer. Once the family notifications are complete, we will post the name and photo of the fallen officer.”

5. The officer died just hours after the anniversary of the last officer shot and killed in Milwaukee

The officer was shot just hours after the four-year anniversary of Officer Matthew Rittner’s death. He was shot dead in the city on February 6, 2019 in Milwaukee’s most recent police death.

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