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Milwaukee police fatally shoot man at city's transit center

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Milwaukee's police chief said that a man who was shot to death by officers had tried to car-jack a driver Monday morning in the city's downtown. 

Ed Flynn said investigators were still trying to identify the suspect at last word. 

It all began around 7 a.m., when a 56-year-old driver stopped at an intersection.

Chief Flynn said the alleged car-jacker tried opening a locked passenger side door. The driver got startled and pulled away, and the suspect fired a single shot at the vehicle and missed. 

The driver then circled back and gave officers a description of the man -- and three officers found him in the nearby Milwaukee County Transit Center. 

Flynn said the man ignored officers' orders to drop his gun -- and when he acted in a threatening manner, officers shot him an unspecified number of times. 

The chief said the investigation is continuing. 

He also said it's rare to have a shooting in downtown Milwaukee -- because it's one of the safest areas of the city. The three officers involved were placed on administrative leave for now.

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