Milwaukee Police arrested a convicted felon after he fled from officers and struck a victim 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 N. 27th Street around 8:00 p.m. on August 27. As the officers ran the driver’s information, they realized he had a suspect alert 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. MPD will present this case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.