Teenager Shot By Deputy On Milwaukee Lakefront Dies

Police: Terry Williams, 19, Wanted For Shooting At Man 1 Day Prior


Police say the teenage driver fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy at Milwaukee’s lakefront was a suspect in an exchange of gunfire with a man one day earlier.

Authorities say 19-year-old Terry Williams died Tuesday after he was shot in the head by the Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy Sunday night. Sheriff’s officials say another deputy was attempting to stop Williams for a traffic violation when Williams drove up a curb along the busy lakefront and was shot by the deputy who was on foot.

Citizen video shows the SUV driving up a curb with a sheriff’s vehicle in pursuit when a deputy appears on foot with a gun drawn. Multiple shots can be heard on the video.

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One of two passengers in Williams’ SUV was wounded by gunfire. A loaded gun was found inside the vehicle, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke previously said.

Milwaukee police said Wednesday that on Saturday, Williams fired a rifle and struck the car of a man with whom he had exchanged words and gunfire.

Williams died Tuesday at Froedtert Hospital, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. He was on life support since being shot after he tried to flee from authorities. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday.

The deputy who fired his weapon was identified as Michael Truax, who was hired in August. He was put on standard administrative leave.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017.