Milwaukee Community Service Officer Fatally Shot

Acting Chief Says 'Neighbor Dispute' Lead To Shooting

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A Milwaukee community service officer was shot and killed on the city’s south side Monday night. Acting Police Chief Michael Brunson said the killing appeared to be the result of a neighbor dispute.

The Milwaukee Police Department says the community service officer, Naeem Sarosh, was 35 years old and was a well-respected employee who had four years of service with the department.

“This employee was beloved, well respected and well liked,” Brunson said. “This is a tragic day for the Milwaukee Police Department and for this city.”

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A 65-year-old man was taken into custody.

“This is a senseless act and this is an untenable situation for our city, with the level of violence that we’ve seen recently,” Brunson said. He added four other people were killed over the weekend in the city.

The incident is being investigated by the department’s homicide division. Brunson called the investigation fluid and said more details would be provided in “upcoming days.”

Community service officers are civilian employees of the police department, according to a 2017 city job posting. They respond to non-emergency, low-priority calls for service, including theft, non-injury traffic accidents or vandalism.