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NEW INFORMATION: Wauwatosa officer shot several times; investigated as homicide

By: AP
By: AP

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin authorities are looking into the death of a suburban Milwaukee police officer who was killed on duty.

Wauwatosa Lt. Gerald Witkowski says dispatchers unsuccessfully tried to reach 30-year-old Jennifer Lynn Sebena for a call about 3 a.m. Monday. He says officers started looking for her and found her dead with several gunshot wounds about 5 a.m. He didn't know if she inside or outside of her car.

Witkowski says the case is considered a homicide. Officers have no suspects.

Witkowski says Sebena enrolled in the police academy in January 2011 and began working solo in July. He says she was married and described her as a great person and officer.

Police are urging witnesses to come forward.

The state Justice Department's criminal investigation unit is helping in the investigation.
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WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) -- Law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a suburban Milwaukee police officer.

Wauwatosa Lt. Gerald Witkowski says the officer does not appear to have died from natural causes.

He says a dispatcher tried to reach the patrol officer around 3 a.m. Monday but was unsuccessful. He says the officer was found dead around 5 a.m.

He didn't know if they were searching for a suspect, but he did say residents' safety risk appears to be low.

The state department of justice's criminal investigation unit is investigating. Witkowski couldn't say if it was homicide investigation.

Witkowski described the situation as fluid. He says the death is "not a believable thing" and the department has "a lot of heavy hearts."

He says officials were notifying family and others Monday morning.


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