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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

News Release

For Immediate Release

Monday, January 9, 2017
Contact: Ashlee J. L. Sherrill

ATF, MPD Seek Help to Identify Arson Suspects

MILWAUKEE — The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Milwaukee Police Department are looking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in the attached photo/video who may be responsible for the BP Gas Station arson during the Sherman Park riots Aug. 13, 2016.
The BP gas station, located at 3114 North Sherman, was one of six commercial businesses set ablaze during the riots.
Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call ATF at 1-888-ATF-FIRE (283-3473) or the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360. Tips may also be submitted through the mobile “ReportIt” app. The app is free, easy to use and can be installed on any mobile device. In the app, choose "ATF - Anonymous Tip Line" and your tip will be confidentially sent directly to the local ATF office.
ATF is the federal agency primarily responsible for administering and enforcing the criminal and regulatory provisions of the federal laws pertaining to arson. More information about ATF and its programs is available at
Image of a male suspect walking towards a black vehicle.
St. Paul Field Division