Milwaukee housing inspector is shot and killed on duty

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Authorities say a Milwaukee housing inspector was fatally shot while on duty.

Police say officers were called to the scene around 2 p.m. Wednesday. They found a man who had been shot in his car.

Police Chief Edward Flynn says the Department of Neighborhood Services employee had gone to conduct a home inspection. He says the man was clearly identifiable as a working inspector and wore a labeled windbreaker.

Speaking at the same news conference, Mayor Tom Barrett said the victim's name will be released ``in due course.''  He had worked for the city for 33 years, and the mayor said he was very well-respected.

Police are searching for the killer. Barrett is asking anyone with information to call the department. 

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

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