A Milwaukee man wanted for firing shots at police officers has been captured out of state. Authorities caught up with 21-year-old Brian Clark Wednesday in Indianapolis. He is accused of opening fire just feet from officers at 7th and Oklahoma on February 26.
Court documents reveal shocking information about the police shooting. that started with a stolen vehicle. One undercover officer stated, “"As he looked down the barrel of the gun, he thought he was going to get killed or at a minimum, shot."
The pursuit all started when an undercover team with Milwaukee’s Robbery Task Force was after Clark for allegedly stealing a black Audi Q7 from a Whitefish Bay neighborhood.
Court records show six days later, police spotted Clark and the vehicle on Milwaukee’s south side for an apparent drug deal. Clark got away, but was later tracked down to gas station on 7th and Oklahoma. Police approached Clark who allegedly fired several rounds. Officers returned fire, but no one was struck.
"For that to happen less than 100 feet from the house it was scary," said witness Margaret Barczynski.
Court records show Clark rammed into undercover vehicles to flee the scene. About an hour and a half later, the vehicles was set on fire in a south side neighborhood.
"It was pretty good then it was popping," George Fetzer said.
Fetzer came out to see a black Audi engulfed in flames.
"It sounded like maybe there was some rounds in the car too because it was ‘ping’, ‘ping,’" said Fetzer.
The criminal complaint claims it was the stolen vehicle Clark used to get away from police.
"It's too close to home; something's got to be done about it," Fetzer said.
Back at the scene of the shooting, Barcynski said Clark’s arrest brings peace of mind.
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