Milwaukee Police investigate officer involved shooting in West Milwaukee
WEST MILWAUKEE-- Milwaukee Police are continuing an investigation into an officer involved shooting near Miller Parkway and Greenfield Ave. in West Milwaukee.
West Milwaukee Police said Sunday the events that led up to the shooting are becoming too familiar for law enforcement in the metro.
Chief Dennis Nosci of West Milwaukee Police Department said it began with an attempted \"bump and run\" carjacking in West Allis. He says a \"bump and run\" is when a suspect rear ends a potential carjacking victim's car. Chief Nosci said when the potential victim steps out of the vehicle to inspect the damage, the suspect will get into the victim's car, and drive off.
Chief Nosci said there's been several \"bump and run\" incidents across the Milwaukee metro in recent months.
\"I can't tell you if these guys are involved in the same stuff, I mean obviously this matches up to the other incidents we've had throughout the metro area,\" said Chief Nosci.
Chief Nosci said West Milwaukee Police confronted the \"bump and run\" suspects near Topper's Pizza on Miller Parkway Sunday afternoon. He said during the confrontation, the two suspects tried to get away. Chief Nosci said an officer who responded to the call fired one gunshot into the vehicle, hitting one suspect.
The suspect suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.