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Body cam shows convicted felon refused to cooperate, pulled a gun on an officer in pursuit


The Milwaukee Police Department released footage related to an officer-involved shooting that took place last month, in an effort to clear up any doubt amongst the public.

The footage, which was recently released, shows officers responding to a domestic call involving Milwaukee resident Javon Lewis and his girlfriend.

At one point, officers attempt to conduct a field interview with Lewis, only for the man to walk away, telling the officers that he doesn’t have to identify himself.

“No, come here,” the officer demanded. “Stop.”

But Lewis did not stop.  Instead, he started sprinting and reached into his waistband to grab a handgun and fired four shots at officers as he fled, which forced the lawman to return fire.

The shooting lasted around six seconds. Despite managing to hit one of the officers in his holster, Lewis failed to land rounds on target, the majority of his shots ending up in nearby homes.

Wounded and laying on the ground, Lewis was taken into custody and rushed to the hospital.

According to the Journal Sentinel, Lewis -a convicted felon who served six years for a reckless homicide conviction- was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, strangulation and suffocation, and misdemeanor battery. All charges were enhanced due to the use of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.

If convicted, Lewis faces up to 136 years in prison, effectively keeping him away from the public for the rest of his life.

MPD is continuing to investigate the shooting.

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