MPD: 2 officers injured while trying to stop suspect who fled from stolen vehicle
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police say two of their officers were injured while attempting to apprehend a suspect Wednesday, Feb. 10.
According to MPD, officers came upon a two-car accident around 3:17 p.m. near Center and Teutonia Avenue and saw an individual flee on foot from one of the vehicles involved.
The suspect entered a separate vehicle, fled and dragged the two officers, whose injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
CBS 58 obtained exclusive surveillance video of the incident.
Police say the injured officers are a 25-year-old man with over seven years of service and a 30-year-old man with over three years of service. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment and are expected to be OK.
The suspect vehicle that was left on scene was reported stolen.
A man who works nearby said he was going on his lunch break when he saw what was happening.
“It looked like it was a shootout at first, another shooting and it turned out to be a police-involved incident," he said. "Not necessarily the same kind of incident, but there are different incidents and it’s always on the north side.”
Milwaukee police continue to seek an unknown suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to contact MPD at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.