Police pursuit in Jefferson County ends in officer-involved shooting

NOW: Police pursuit in Jefferson County ends in officer-involved shooting

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A police pursuit in Jefferson County has ended in an officer-involved shooting on Thursday afternoon.

Authorities responded to a retail theft at a Kohl's Department Store in Delafield shortly before 2 p.m.

The investigation revealed that the suspects were traveling in a car that was stolen out of Milwaukee.

A short pursuit was initiated by Delafield Police but called off due to the driver behavior and traffic conditions.

A citizen listening to scanner traffic hear that law enforcement was looking for the car and called the Sheriff's Office when they located it.

Authorities again located the vehicle on I-94 west near County Trunk Highway A shortly after 2 p.m. and a pursuit was again initiated. At one point the driver used the median turnaround to go east and sped over 100 mph.

As the suspect's vehicle approached I-94 eastbound at Highway Y, authorities were forced to take evasive maneuvers to avoid being hit by the car while deploying stop sticks.

As the officers made evasive maneuvers to avoid being hit, one of the officers discharged their weapon. 

The pursuit continued east on I-94 leaving the interstate at Highway 26. A Johnson Creek police officer was intentionally hit by the suspect's vehicle at that time.

The pursuit ended with the suspect's vehicle being disabled after leaving the road.

The driver was identified as a 46-year-old man and the passenger was a man in his 40s. Both men had active Felony warrants and were taken into custody.

The driver is being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office is now handling the officer-involved shooting investigation.

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