MPD Officer Shot
On Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at approximately 10:10 pm Milwaukee Police observed an auto in the area of 9th and Hadley that was wanted in association to a shooting incident that occurred in Milwaukee.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver of the vehicle fled and led officers on a brief pursuit. The suspect auto broke down in the area of 8th and North Ave and the operator fled on foot.
At approximately 10:20pm responding officers were in the area and were able to locate the suspect and attempted to place him in custody on the 600 block of W. Garfield. The suspect was taken into custody, and while being placed in a squad the suspect resisted and a brief struggle ensued. During the struggle, a shot was discharged from one of the arresting officer’s firearms striking another officer.
The circumstances regarding the discharge of the firearm are currently still under investigation.
The suspect is a 24 year old male from Milwaukee. He is currently in custody and a firearm was recovered. This case will be referred to the district attorney’s office for criminal charges.
The injured officer is a 33 year old male with 2 years of service with the Milwaukee Police Department. He was conveyed to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.