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Stolen car chase: Man arrested after exchanging gunfire with officers, crashing into pole

Posted at 6:06 PM, Mar 27, 2023

MILWAUKEE — A man was arrested after leading Milwaukee police on a chase in a stolen car, exchanging gunfire with officers, and crashing into a pole.

According to the Milwaukee Police Department, a pursuit of a stolen car began shortly before 5 p.m. near 50th and Chambers on Monday.

During the chase, a person in the vehicle fired at pursuing officers near 75th and Marion. Two officers returned fire.

34th and Capitol

At this time, police say no one was struck and there was no property damage. However, the investigation is ongoing.

According to TMJ4 crews who responded to the scene, there was a Milwaukee police squad car with several bullet holes in the windshield.

Milwaukee police squad car with bullet holes in windshield.

Squad car with bullet holes

A 21-year-old Milwaukee man lost control of the stolen car and struck a pole near 34th and Capitol. He was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered.

Charges are pending review by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

There is a large police presence at the scene of a crash after a reported pursuit near 35th and Capitol in Milwaukee.

The officers were placed on administrative duty.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital to be medically cleared.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414)224-Tips or P3 Tips.

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