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Man shot, suspects arrested after police chase in Milwaukee area

Miller Parkway and Mitchell Street
Posted at 2:52 PM, Apr 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-19 13:00:14-04

MILWAUKEE — Suspects shot a man in the head and took police officers on a chase across Milwaukee's south side Friday afternoon until officers were able to stop their vehicle and arrest them, West Milwaukee police say.

On Tuesday West Allis police identified the suspect as Howard E. Brazziel. He was charged with:

  • First Degree Reckless Injury, Use of a Dangerous Weapon
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
  • Flee or Elude an Officer
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

The incident started around 9:33 a.m. at Miller Parkway and Mitchell Street, where first responders found a 42-year-old Milwaukee man with gunshot wounds to his head. Paramedics brought him to the hospital, where he is now in serious condition, according to a statement from the police department.

Miller Parkway and Mitchell Street
Miller Parkway and Mitchell Street incident on Friday.

The shooting suspects left the scene in a dark-colored SUV along Miller Parkway and Burnham. A description of the vehicle was shared with surrounding police departments.

Around 1:50 p.m., four hours after the shooting, a West Allis police officer attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle drove off and the officer pursued. With assistance from Milwaukee police, officers eventually stopped the vehicle and arrested the suspects near 12th and Greenfield.

West Milwaukee police said the investigation is ongoing.

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