By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
June 28, 2016
Wauwatosa, WI - The family of Jay Anderson, 25, are mourning his death after a Wauwatosa police officer shot him while inside his vehicle. Both the Wauwatosa police officer and Anderson are Afro-Americans, according to the investigation by the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD).
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has learned that a Wauwatosa police officer spotted Anderson on June 23 alone at the Madison Park and when he approached the suspicious vehicle to investigate as a routine check, the officer noticed Anderson had a handgun inside the vehicle. The officer attempted to turn his body camera on as he managed to fire multiple shots at Anderson who later died at the scene.
MPD is reviewing possible video footage from the Wauwatosa officer body camera, if in fact he was able to turn the body camera on before he fired at Anderson. Earlier preliminary reports indicated that the officer saw Anderson with a gun inside his car and he fired at Anderson for fear of his life.
No information has been released by MPD to confirm whether Anderson had actually pointed a handgun at the Wauwatosa officer, but an inside source from the Wauwatosa Police Department indicated, video footage of the deadly incident could have been recorded by the officer involved. The video would definitely determine, if Anderson actually had threaten, was reaching or pointed the handgun at the officer moments before he was killed. The officer was not injured and no confirmation has been released, if Anderson did fired his handgun.
The Wauwatosa Police Department has at least three Afro-American police officers.