VIDEO: Milwaukee Police officer dead after shooting

Watch video coverage from TODAY'S TMJ4 as it happened below:

The Milwaukee Police Department confirms a police officer has been shot and killed. 

"Words cannot describe the sorrow and anger I feel at this moment," said Mayor Tom Barrett about the incident that happened Wednesday afternoon.

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales was tearful as he described the death of the officer.

"It is a difficult time for the Police Department. He's a 17 year department who was well loved by the department, and a friend of mine," said Morales.

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Police say that the suspect, wanted on drug and gun violations, has been arrested and the weapon has been recovered. The suspect was not shot.

"We as a community are grieving. The Police Department is grieving. The officer had been on the department a long time. Well respected, well liked and was doing what he was hired to do, to protect us. As a police undertook their activities today, they knew they were undertaking a dangerous assignment," added Mayor Barrett.

"I'm asking every resident of the city to pray for the families of our police officers, to respect our police officers and to thank them."

The shooting happened near the corner of 28th and Wright on the city's north side just after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The MFD says one other person was injured in the incident. 

This is the first shooting death of a Milwaukee Police officer since 1996.

It started as a subject wanted call at about 2 p.m.

Sources tell TODAY'S TMJ4 a mother called police about her son, a wanted suspect. That suspect then reportedly fired upon the officer during an exchange of gunfire.

"He got to firing right away," a witness told reporter Coreen Zell about the suspect who apparently is well known in the neighborhood. "He said 'I ain't goin' to jail.' "

A large perimeter was set up around the crime scene, at least four blocks wide. A very large police presence was placed around the block where the shooting happened, with dozens of officers on scene.

Check back for more details on this story as they come in to us.

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