UPDATE: Milwaukee Police identify Michalski as officer killed, Copeland as suspect

Video of the identification of Michael Michalski:

UPDATE: Milwaukee Police have identified the name of the 17-year veteran officer who was shot and killed on Wednesday while attending to apprehend a suspect in previous drug and gun-related crimes. They have also identified the suspect allegedly involved.

Police released Michael Michalski's identity as the shooting victim. They say the suspect who shot and killed him was apprehended after the incident which happened just after 5 p.m. Wednesday near the corner of North 28th Street and West Meinecke Avenue.

WATCH: Jeff Wagner's discussion about the case on his show.

Michalski was 52. He leaves behind his wife and three sons.

"Pretty much everybody loved him," said Chief Alfonso Morales.

Jonathan C. Copeland, Jr., 30, was named the suspect.

Chief Morales says he is a convicted felon "and has an extensive juvenile and adult criminal history."
 
A Wisconsin Circuit Court access search has criminal records for a man with that name and matching birthday for burglary-armed with dangerous weapon and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. Someone with that name and birthday also had an arrest warrant out on him as of May 18.

Numerous officers and others went to the scene as well for the announcement as they mourn his loss.


Below is our coverage of the deadly shooting from Wedneday. Watch video coverage from TODAY'S TMJ4 as it happened:

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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