WAUWATOSA - Police surrounded a home near 121st & Watertown Plank that belongs to Frank Jude, Jr. on Monday. Jude was not home.
Officers ready for danger descended on the family-friendly neighborhood at about 9:30am. Several of those officers wore tactical gear. Others were stationed around the perimeter armed with rifles. Police said it started with a call from a delivery driver.
“A delivery person found a door open at the house, felt there was some circumstances that were out of the ordinary, so contacted us,” Lt. Chris Fox told reporters. “They did a tactical response to make sure that the house and the neighbors were ok, the residents were ok."
Chopper 4’s power zoom captured Jude’s younger brother Jerome Wallace surrendering to police just after noon. Wallace told TODAY’S TMJ4 that Jude was home Sunday night.
“He left at 4:30 in the morning and never came back. The front door was open and I was asleep,” Wallace said. "Went to a party last night, came back home. He went back out and ever since then I haven't heard from him at all today, period."
Online court records show there is an arrest warrant out for Jude after he allegedly violated a domestic violence order. It is unclear what role that warrant played in Monday’s tactical response.
Jude’s attorney said he has been in contact with his client and that Jude is willing to cooperate with authorities.
Jude is the man who received a two-million dollar settlement after off-duty Milwaukee police officers beat him at a house party.