Officers shoot 2 suspects on north side

Police say suspects fired shots at officers first

MILWAUKEE -- Two Milwaukee police officers have been placed on administrative duty after shooting and wounding two teen suspects Monday night on Milwaukee's north side.


It happened at about 8:40 p.m. near N. 35th Street and W. Concordia Avenue.

Police say two bicycle officers were investigating a vehicle with no license plates in an alley when they discovered three male teens in the car, one armed with a handgun.

According to an MPD news release, gunfire was exchanged when the officers “made contact with the armed suspect.”

Two of the teens were shot by the officers and the other was arrested a short distance away. Two handguns were recovered at the scene along with narcotics, police police say.

Witnesses report hearing at least 10 gunshots before seeing a person being taken away in handcuffs on a stretcher.

The suspects were identified as two 17-year-old men from Milwaukee and an 18-year-old man from West Allis. The 17 year old males were taken to local hospitals to undergo treatment, but their exact conditions were not released.

Police say the vehicle the suspects were in was a 2004 Infinity taken in an October burglary on the south side.

The officers were not hurt in the incident. Both will remain on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

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