Milwaukee Police Department
Press Release

Occupied MPD squad struck by gunfire

 

By - Jan 9th, 2021 10:28 am

The Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) is investigating a shots fired incident that occurred on Saturday January 9, 2021, at approximately 2:35 a.m. 

MPD Officers were on patrol in their marked squad car and were traveling westbound on the 4200 block of W. Capitol Drive. They stopped at the red traffic signal when they heard a gunshot that subsequently struck their vehicle.

Officers observed a vehicle that was next to them that appeared to have a bullet strike on the rear driver’s side door. Officers conducted a stop of the vehicle and observed that the apparent bullet strike appeared to be exiting from inside the vehicle. The occupants were removed from the vehicle and officers observed a bullet casing inside the vehicle. A 26-year-old man from Milwaukee was arrested and a gun was recovered. No one was injured as a result of the gunfire.

This is an ongoing investigation. The Criminal Investigation Bureau of the Milwaukee Police Department is investigating this incident. Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the upcoming days.

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