Family and colleagues at wounded officer's bedside
Colleagues and family are gathered at the bedside of the Wauwatosa detective who was shot and wounded by a burglary suspect Friday morning.
The 52 year old detective is a highly respected member of the department according to Chief Barry Weber.
The detective was listed in serious but stable condition after surgery.
A law enforcement source tells CBS 58's April Dvornay that fellow officers rushed to the detective to the hospital and that he was talking after being struck and describing as he was starting to feel \"it\" (the wound) more as minutes ticked by.
\"There's so much anti-police sentiment out there,\" Chief Weber said outside the hospital after visiting with his detective. \"Here are officers doing the right thing. When an officer's attacked, I hope people are concerned about that. This is a serious thing.\"
Two plain clothed Wauwatosa police detectives and one uniformed Wauwatosa police officer were following up on a burglary that happened in Brown Deer.
They identified the suspect based on the vehicle he was in.
The suspect, a black man with a long pony tail, fired multiple shots from a semi-automatic handgun.
One of the officers returned fire, but it appears the suspect was not hit.
MPD is handling the investigation of the officer involved aspect of the shooting at the request of Tosa PD.
Brown Deer Police, Wauwatosa Police and the Milwaukee Co. Sheriff's Office all helped with the search, as well as agent from the FBI and ATF.