A Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer was involved in a shooting after returning from a suspension following another shooting.
Details surrounding the shooting of 26-year-old Aaron Siler are still unclear at this time. Siler was shot by officer Pablo Torres on March 14, following a car chase. Police say that Siler was armed, but they have not yet specified what sort of weapon he allegedly had in his possession.
Torres had just returned from a mandatory suspension following the shooting of a knife wielding man earlier in the month, according to the Chicago Tribune. The incident with Siler occurred on Torres’ first day back on the job.
According to police, Siler was wanted on a felony probation and parole warrant. Siler was pursued by police, and crashed his car. He then took off running.
Police spokesman Lt. Brad Hetlet said:
When the suspect was confronted by Officer Pablo Torres, the suspect armed himself with a weapon. Officer Torres fired his handgun striking and killing the suspect. There were citizen witnesses to the incident.
Michael Bell, whose son was shot by Kenosha police in 2004, asked why Torres was back on duty at a Kenosha city council meeting. “Is it criminal, or is it incompetent?” Bell asked. At this time, that question remains to be answered.
Here’s a report, from WITI:
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