Suspect shot after chase, carjacking
An officer involved shooting has been confirmed near Miller Park Way and Greenfield in West Milwaukee. It all started when West Allis police got a call of an attempted carjacking.
CBS 58 talked to a man who says the victim was his friend. Apparently, the victim was stopped at the intersection of Beloit & Burnham Streets in West Allis when a car pulled up next to him. The two people in the car pointed a shotgun at the victim, demanding his money and keys. But the victim sped off and called police.
The chief of West Milwaukee police says his men were listening to the West Allis scanner traffic and saw a car that matched the description of the vehicle involved in that alleged carjacking. They have not confirmed, but it was reportedly a green Jeep Cherokee, which our cameras spotted crashed near Jimmy Johns on Miller Park Way.
Police tried to stop that vehicle, but the driver kept going and started a chase. West Milwaukee police say an officer fired one shot into the car, hitting one of the suspects.
That suspect was caught but the other got out and ran and was later caught. It is still not confirmed if the suspects involved were juveniles.
A thorough search of the area was done by West Allis, West Milwaukee and Milwaukee Police to make sure no other suspects were out there.
Police say they do believe the suspects were armed and believe this could possibly be linked to the bump and run carjackings in Milwaukee we reported to you earlier this week.
That suspect shot is expected to be OK, suffering a minor injury and recovering In a local hospital. Meanwhile Milwaukee Police are investigating what happened.