MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man who was killed in a hit-and-run police chase Wednesday morning as 34-year-old Calob House from Milwaukee.
Police say around 1:10 a.m. on Oct. 6, West Allis officers attempted to stop a vehicle for reckless driving near the 1900 block of South 80th Street.
The driver of the vehicle did not stop and police initiated a pursuit. Police say the driver continued east, disregarding stop signs, and accelerating at a high rate of speed into the City of Milwaukee.
The fleeing vehicle struck House in the intersection of South 21st Street and West National Avenue, and continued driving east.
Officers terminated the pursuit and provided aid to the pedestrian until medical personnel responded; House was pronounced dead on scene.
The striking vehicle is believed to be a tan 2002-2006 Nissan Altima 4-door with tinted windows and an unknown license plate. There should be severe damage to the front end, missing the passenger side rear view mirror.
Through an open records request we learned that in order for a West Allis police officer to engage in a pursuit they need to consider the following:
- The seriousness of the offense
- Road, weather, and environmental conditions
- Population density and vehicular and pedestrian traffic
According to West Allis's policy, a pursuit needs to stop if the officer believes the public is endanger, the distance between the pursuit and fleeing vehicles become so great that it's no loner effective, or if the primary pursuit officer needs to stop to render aid to an injured person.
The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating the incident. The investigation is ongoing, and so far no arrests have been made.
Anyone that has information regarding the suspect vehicle or its driver is asked to call MPD at (414) 935-7360 or the West Allis Police Department at (414) 302-8000.
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