Woman struck by convicted felon fleeing from Milwaukee Police
A 59 year-old woman was struck by a car near the 500 block of North 27 Street around 8:00 PM on August 27.
Milwaukee Police arrested a convicted felon after he fled from officers and struck the woman with his car on the City’s West Side.
Officers from MPD’s Neighborhood Task Force stopped a car for speeding in the 500 block of North 27th Street around 8:00 p.m. on August 27.
As the officers checked the driver’s information, they realized he had a warrant out for him for an August 2 armed robbery. The officers re-approached the vehicle but the suspect fled in his car and struck a 59-year-old Milwaukee woman crossing the street. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Officers pursued the vehicle and the suspect fled from his car on foot near N. 27th Street and W. Brown Street. The suspect, a 30-year-old Milwaukee man, was taken into custody a short time later. During the arrest, the suspect fought with one of the officers and that officer suffered a minor injury. Officers also recovered the suspect’s .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun with an extended magazine that he threw during the foot pursuit.
The suspect is a convicted felon with an arrest record dating back to 2002. He now faces potential charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Fleeing an Officer, Resisting an Officer, First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, and Possession of Marijuana.