Village of Eagle officer fires gun during high-risk traffic stop, suspect arrested without injury
WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Village of Eagle police officer is on administrative duty after firing his gun during a high-risk traffic stop Wednesday, Feb. 2.
According to the Village of Eagle Police Department, officers responded to the area of State Highways 67 and 59 around 3:13 p.m. for a reported reckless driver. Police attempted to stop the driver, but the suspect fled at a high rate of speed, causing officers to lose sight of the vehicle.
Once the vehicle was located again, a high-risk traffic stop was initiated along with deputies from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department.
The suspect again fled from the scene at a high rate of speed, toward a police officer who was maintaining traffic control.
Authorities say the officer ultimately fired his gun at the suspect and vehicle.
The suspect, a 38-year-old man from the Town of Eagle with an extensive arrest record, was not injured and was taken into custody.
The officer, a 38-year-old man with five years of service, was placed on administrative duty as is procedure.
Waukesha County Sheriff's Department is investigating the discharge of firearm incident per policy.
Police say this is still an active scene, however there is no threat to the public.