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Milwaukee police officer shot at during incident on Saturday night

Posted at 9:01 PM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-28 23:00:04-05

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Police Officer was involved in a shots fired incident Saturday night while in pursuit of a suspect who eventually opened fire.

Around 6 p.m., officers on patrol spotted a vehicle driving recklessly and began to pursue the car near N. 37th St. and W. North Ave.

The suspect eluded the initial pursuit, but a separate squad car noticed the same vehicle still driving recklessly near N. Sherman Blvd. and W. Locust St. Those officers continued pursuit until the suspect eventually crashed the vehicle on the 4100 block of W. Center St.

One of the suspects then fled on foot after the crash and shot at the officer in pursuit. The MPD officer returned fire before apprehending the suspect. No one was injured as a result of the shooting.

As a precaution, the driver was taken to a local hospital to be medically cleared and was. The second occupant of the vehicle was also taken into custody. Police also learned that the vehicle involved in this incident was reported stolen.

The officer involved in the shooting is a seven-year veteran of the department. Per the department's policy, the officer will be placed on administrative duty as the investigation continues.

MPD is asking anyone with any information relating to this incident to call 414-935-7360 or 414-224-TIPS.

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