Wisconsin police shooting injures one officer, female shooter killed, police say

The Waukesha returned fire upon being shot, killing the woman who opened fire, police said

A Milwaukee-area police officer was shot Wednesday while searching a home and the suspected shooter, a woman, was killed.

Two officers with the Waukesha Police Department were inside the home around 3:35 p.m. after a landlord reported a tenant experiencing "erratic behavior," police officials said during a news conference. 

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The scene where two Waukesha were injured following a shooting where an officer was shot and a female suspect was killed, authorities said.

The scene where two Waukesha were injured following a shooting where an officer was shot and a female suspect was killed, authorities said. (Fox Milwaukee)

While they were checking the home with the landlord, a female inside opened fire from the basement, authorities said. An officer was struck and returned fire, striking the woman, police said

A Waukesha Police Department Deployable Technology Unit responded to the scene with unmanned aerial vehicles to find the woman dead in the basement, officials said.

A weapon was also recovered. Another officer was injured during the shooting. The nature of that officer's injuries was undisclosed.  

Both officers were taken to a hospital and were in good condition. 

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They were described as two men, ages 44 and 48, with 21 and 12 years on the police force. The identity of the suspected shooter has not been released.