MPD detective grazed by bullet during shootout with suspect

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee police detective was grazed by a bullet when an armed suspect fired shots using a semi-automatic handgun near the intersection of Teutonia and Villard on Milwaukee's north side.

Police were on the lookout for a vehicle used a gas station shooting on June 17th. Detectives began to follow the vehicle once they noticed it. When the car pulled to the side of the road, so did the detectives. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn says that's when a 21-year-old man exited the car firing shots at a car full of detectives.

The 21-year-old man grazed one detective while other detectives returned fire. The 21-year-old man kept running and dumped his handgun on a home's front lawn. Police tell us the suspect was quickly apprehended.

Police say the 21-year-old man who shot the detective is a person of interest in the shooting of 34-year-old Bryson Brown on June 17. Brown was shot and killed at a gas station on Green Bay Ave. around 1:00 p.m. while filling up his gas tank.

The detective that was shot is 35-years-old with 17 years of service.

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