Milwaukee Police Department
Press Release

Off-Duty MPD Detective Shot

 

By - Jan 13th, 2022 07:02 pm

MILWAUKEE, WI – On Thursday, January 13, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m., a suspect unsuccessfully attempted to steal a vehicle containing three children at the 200 block of E. Buffalo Street. The suspect left the vehicle and began to leave the scene in another vehicle. The adult female driver of the vehicle located and picked up a cell phone around her vehicle and entered a nearby business.

While inside the business, the suspect that attempted to steal the vehicle, approached the female and attempted to rob her. An off-duty Milwaukee Police Department detective intervened, announced that he was an officer and attempted to detain the suspect. A struggle ensued, at which time the suspect brandished a firearm. The suspect fired multiple rounds at the off-duty detective, striking him multiple times, and fled the scene. The detective returned gunfire. At this time, there is no indication that the officer’s gunfire struck anyone.

The suspect fled in a vehicle that was later observed by officers on the 2700 block of W. State Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle; however, the driver refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle pursuit ended on the 3000 block of N. 30th Street. Multiple suspects fled on foot. An 18-year-old male and a 17-year-old male were apprehended without further incident.

The detective involved is a 37-year-old male with 7 years of service with the Milwaukee Police Department. He sustained life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

The Milwaukee Police Department Homicide Division is leading the investigation. Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s in the upcoming days. The investigation is ongoing.

The Milwaukee Police Department’s thoughts and prayers go out to our detective that continued to protect his community even while off-duty. We wish him a speedy recovery and are very proud of all the men and women of the Milwaukee Police Department that showed great professionalism. The detective and his family are requesting that everyone respects their privacy.

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