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Milwaukee police shoot armed suspect who fired at officers

MILWAUKEE-- A suspect armed with a semiautomatic handgun is shot by Milwaukee Police Saturday morning.

Police said that the incident started around 10:20 a.m. when an officer assigned to MPD's Neighborhood Task Force spotted the suspect driving recklessly on Fond du Lac Ave.

The officer stopped the suspect, who was driving a 2013 Chevy Malibu, in the 4800 block of Fond du Lac. But the suspect fled and ended up causing a crash at Fond du Lac and Roosevelt. Two other cars were hit. Neither of the drivers were injured.

The officer checked the area for the suspect and located him between two homes in the 4600 block of W. Keefe. The suspect shot at the officer, striking the marked police squad.

The suspect then ran north into an alley where he fired at other uniformed officers who had responded to the area. Two of those officers returned fire, hitting the suspect and stopping him. No Milwaukee Police officers were injured.

The officers who fired at the suspect are both asisgned to the Neighborhood Task Force.The first is a 43-year-old male with 18 years of service. The second officer is a 44-year-old male with 17 years of service.

Police said that the suspect is a 24-year-old man from Milwaukee with an arrest record for drug and weapon offenses. He is wanted to a felony drug warrant and a paternity warrant. He is also a suspect in an October robbery at a gas station on Milwaukee's north side.

He was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

This incident is under investigation by the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office. The officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative duty during the investigation, which is standard procedure.




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