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Milwaukee police open fire on suspects that drove into squad car: MPD

Posted at 4:21 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 20:03:13-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police have launched an investigation after an officer fired his service weapon at suspects who had just struck a squad car with their vehicle Friday afternoon.

MPD explained at a press conference that officers were investigating an unrelated domestic violence incident on West Sheridan Avenue just before 1 p.m., when the officers saw a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed.

Police say that vehicle hit an MPD squad car, in the 5400 block of North 41st Street. That is when one Milwaukee police officer fired rounds towards the vehicle.

That vehicle then collided with a tree, according to MPD.

Police said Friday that there is "no indication" the officer's rounds hit the suspects. No injuries have been reported.

The suspects are described as a 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old man. The two men were arrested by officers following the incident.

The Milwaukee police officer who fired the service weapon is a 35-year-old with four years of service.

The investigation is ongoing. MPD's criminal investigation bureau is involved.

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