15-year-old arrested in connection with Wisconsin mall shooting

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FBI officials and police stand outside the Mayfair Mall after a shooting, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Wauwatosa, Wis. Multiple people were shot Friday afternoon at the mall. Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride says in a statement that a suspect remains at large after the shooting at Mayfair Mall. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

UPDATE (Sunday 6:04 P.M.) – A Wisconsin police department announced the arrest of a 15-year-old Hispanic male that was in connection with the shooting at a mall on Friday.

The suspected firearm used in the incident was found at the scene of the arrest.


UPDATE (4:34 P.M.) – A Wisconsin mayor says multiple people were shot at mall Friday but none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride says in a statement that a suspect remains at large after the shooting at Mayfair Mall.

Witnesses told WISN-TV that they heard what they believed were eight to 12 shots. WISN-TV reported they had seen five people taken away from the mall on stretchers, at least two of whom were sitting upright and appeared to be conscious.


WISCONSIN (NewsNation Now) — Officers are responding to an active shooter incident at a suburban Milwaukee mall.

The Wauwatosa mayor confirmed the active shooting situation at the Mafair mall is ongoing; the shooter remains at large at this time. Multiple victims are injured, but none of their injuries appear to be life threatening at this time. At least 75 officers are on the scene

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner tweeted they are not responding to the scene.

The Mayfair Mall was the site of a February shooting in which a city police officer, Joseph Mensah, shot and killed Alvin Cole, a Black 17-year-old. Police said Cole was fleeing from police; Mensah, who is also Black, said he shot Cole because Cole pointed a gun at him. The mall was the target of sporadic protests over several months in the wake of the shooting.

The Milwaukee County district attorney declined to file charges against Mensah, but the city this week agreed to a separation agreement in which Mensah will be paid at least $130,00 to leave the force.

The Milwaukee County Transit System says buses that normally stop at the mall are unable to enter the property due to the “emergency incident.”

This story is developing. Check back for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report

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