By Marlene Lenthang For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:46 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 19:21 BST, 2 September 2020
An off-duty Milwaukee police community officer was shot dead by a neighbor mowing his lawn after he joked the neighbor was throwing grass clippings in front of his home.
Naeem Sarosh, 35, a four-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department, was allegedly shot four times by his 65-year-old neighbor Monday night at 6pm.
A family friend says Sarosh was joking with the neighbor who was mowing his front lawn. Sarosh allegedly said the neighbor was throwing grass onto his front lawn near South 22nd Place and West Layton Avenue.
After the joke the suspect allegedly pulled a gun from his pocket and opened fire. Sarosh grabbed his wife and tried to run inside but was hit four times, according to KFVS.
Off-duty Milwaukee police community service officer Naeem Sarosh, 35, was fatally shot Monday night around 6pm by his 65-year-old neighbor, police say
'I’m dumbfounded by it because everybody is very quiet. We always say hello. Nobody bothers anybody. It’s shocking,' neighbor Tammy Mitton, who overheard Sarosh arguing with his neighbor.
'I heard loud discussion, couldn’t make out any words, but then, a man just screamed at the top of his lungs, "I told you to put that down,"' Mitton said.
The 65-year-old man has been taken into custody.
Sarosh’s family and the suspect’s family were reportedly good friends before the shooting, but some