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MPD officer recovering after being shot by fellow officer during struggle with suspect

Posted at 5:16 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 18:23:30-04

A Milwaukee police officer was shot Tuesday night after another officer's gun discharged during an arrest.

Milwaukee police said that officers were attempting to stop a vehicle believed to be wanted in association with another shooting incident in Milwaukee. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled and led officers on a brief pursuit.

The car broke down in the area of 8th and North Avenue and the suspect fled on foot.

Police said the suspect was located and a brief struggle ensued while he was being taken into custody. During the struggle, Milwaukee police said a shot was discharged from the arresting officer's firearm, hitting another officer.

Police are investigating the circumstances regarding the discharge.

The injured officer was taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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