4 in custody in hit-and-run crash that injured Milwaukee police officer
Striking vehicle still at large
10:57 AM, Aug 4, 2017
12:39 PM, Aug 4, 2017
UPDATE 8/4 10:55 a.m. -- Four people have been taken into custody in the hit-and-run crash that injured a Milwaukee police officer, police said Friday morning.
One of two vehicles involved in the crash was found just after 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening following a chase that ended in the 2600 block of N. 28th St.
Two 17-year-old males, one 19-year-old man, and a 21-year-old man were all taken into custody.
Police are also still looking for another vehicle - the one that struck the police officer and threw him from his motorcycle. It's believed to be a 2012-2017 Mazda CX-5 with a Wisconsin license plate of 511-RNY. You can see a surveillance image photo and a stock photo of that vehicle above.
MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee police officer was thrown from his motorcycle and hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries after a hit-and-run crash on Milwaukee's west side Thursday morning.
Police say two motorcycle officers were near N. 27th St. and W. Clybourn St. around 9:40 a.m. Thursday when they noticed a car traveling at a "high rate of speed" over the viaduct approaching W. St. Paul Ave. The people in that car were "acting suspiciously" as they spoke with people in another vehicle, a news release from police says.
When officers attempted to stop the first vehicle, the second car hit one of the officers, who was thrown from his motorcycle. That officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Both cars took off and are at large. The injured officer is a 54-year-old man with more than 15 years of service, the police department says.
Check back often for updates on this developing story.