Milwaukee police officer hit by suspect vehicle fires shots, striking 2
GLENDALE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee police officer and two shooting victims were taken to an area hospital Friday, Aug. 25, following an incident near the Residence Inn in Glendale.
According to Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman, Milwaukee Police District 2 FBI Task Force officers were in the area of Green Tree Road and Port Washington Road just before noon, for a suspect with outstanding felony warrants.
Officers observed the suspect leaving the nearby hotel with two other individuals and get into a car as they approached.
Chief Norman said the suspects attempted to flee and struck an MPD officer, pinning him against an unmarked police truck.
The officer fired shots, striking two suspects. A third suspect -- a 19-year-old man-- fled the scene on foot and was later arrested.
Those injured include a 20-year-old man and 18-year-old man. Both were taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-fatal injuries and taken into custody.
Police say the injured officer, a 31-year-old man with over five years of service, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He has been placed on administrative duty as is routine in officer-involved shootings.
"You bring harm to our community, there's no place that we won't go to find you," Chief Norman said during a press conference Friday afternoon. "And I'm glad that we had the collaboration between the other law enforcement agencies to ensure that we are doing our best to address violent crime in our city and our affected communities that surround Milwaukee."
Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office in the coming days.
An investigation is ongoing.