Officer Wounded and Robbery Suspect Killed Near 76th and Mill Road
UPDATE: The Milwaukee Police officer injured in last night’s shooting near N. 76th Street and W. Mill Road has been released from the hospital. The deceased suspect is identified as Burt T. Johnson, a convicted felon. The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation continues its investigation.
ORIGINAL: MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee police officer was shot by an armed robbery suspect near North 76th and West Mill Road.
Chief Ed Flynn says the impact left a hole in the officer's vest but he was listed in stable condition at the hospital.
"His life was saved by his body armor."
It began with a robbery call at O'Riley Auto Parts near 76th and Mill.
Responding officers saw masked suspect running from side door.
During the foot chase the suspect fired at officers, striking one.
The foot pursuit continued. The suspect firing several more rounds.
Two officers returned fire, striking the suspect.
His weapon was found on the scene.
The injured officer is a 38-year-old man with 14 years experience. The officer was released from the hospital Friday morning.
The officers who fired upon the suspect are a 41-year-old man with ten years experience and a 31-year-old man with six years experience.
The suspect died from his wounds and is identified as 38-year-old Burt Johnson. Johnson is a convicted felon.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident.