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Milwaukee police officer shot after attempted traffic stop

Posted at 5:24 AM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 16:35:57-05

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee police officer was shot early Tuesday morning.

The incident happened about 1 a.m. near 28th and Fairmount when Milwaukee police attempted a traffic stop for a vehicle that was driving recklessly.

When officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of the vehicle it began traveling at higher rates of speed and eventually crashed in the 4900 block of N. Teutonia Avenue.

Three suspects then exited the vehicle and began fleeing from police. Police chased the suspects when one of the suspects began shooting at them, striking one.

That officer is in stable condition.

Two of the suspects, ages 26 and 31, have been taken into custody, while one of them died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

The officer who was injured is a 32-year-old man who has been with the department for a year and a half. His partner is also a 33-year-old man with two and a half years of service. Both have been placed on administrative duty.

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