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Shooting suspect flees police, crashes into yard

Posted at 3:22 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 16:22:19-05

Milwaukee police chased a suspect from a north side shooting, which ended in a crash.

Police said a 24-year-old Milwaukee man was shot Monday afternoon during a suspected drug deal near Fond Du Lac Avenue and 56th Street. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

About 10 minutes later, police found a car suspected in the in the shooting near 72nd and Mill Road. The car took off and as officers chased it, the driver crashed the car near a house on 36th and Hope Avenue. 

The car went through the home’s yard and nearly hit the house. 

The driver— a 40-year-old Milwaukee man—was arrested, and officers found a handgun in the car.