UPDATE: MPD Officer Shoots Suspect After Being Hit by Car
A Milwaukee police officer was injured after he was hit by a suspect's auto during the investigation of suspicious person on Milwaukee's South Side. The driver of the auto fled after he was was shot by the officer and was arrested a short time later.
The incident began when MPD officers were sent to a suspicious persons call in the 3900 block of South Howell shortly before 3 PM on October 31. Officers quickly found and arrested two suspects, one of whom is a convicted felon who was armed with a handgun, in the area of the call.
During the investigation, a Milwaukee police officer was hit by a third suspect's car at South 5th Place and West Norwich as he stood next to a marked Milwaukee Police Squad. The officer fired at the suspect who fled in the striking car. The suspect was arrested a short distance later near 6th and Howard.
The suspect is a 27-year-old Milwaukee man. He was conveyed to a local hospital where he is undergoing treatment for gunshot wounds sustained in the incident. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
The officer is 45-years-old with 12 years of service as a Milwaukee police officer currently assigned to District 6. He was conveyed to a local hospital where he is undergoing treatment for non-life threatening injuries sustained when struck by the suspect vehicle. As is protocol, the officer has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.
The Milwaukee Police Department has contacted the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation who will lead the investigation. All further inquires should be directed to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.