Officer-involved shooting near 18th and Greenfield; officer placed on administrative duty
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near 18th and Greenfield that happened at 5:05 p.m. today, on Aug. 11.
Police were conducting a narcotics investigation. They observed two people engaging in a suspected hand-to-hand drug deal.
Police say one suspect, a 30-year-old male, was armed with a gun. Officers approached the suspect and he fled the scene.
During the pursuit of the suspect, one officer discharged his firearm and struck the suspect.
Police arrested the suspect near 19th and Greenfield.
No officers or anyone were harmed in this incident.
Police recovered the firearm and illegal narcotics from the incident.
Police say drug issues have plagued this neighborhood for some time, and Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman says officers were responding to those concerns.
"We believe that the individual involved in this incident was distributing but we are looking for other suspects in this particular case," said Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman.
The 30-year-old suspect was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-fatal injuries. He is in stable condition.
The officer has been placed on administrative duty, as it is routine procedure in officer-involved shootings. He has three years of experience.
This is an ongoing investigation and is being led by the Milwaukee Homicide Unit.
The name of the suspect has not yet been released, and charges are pending.