Milwaukee Police are investigating a squad car crash on October 13 that followed a pursuit of a vehicle that was stolen in a strong-armed robbery. Officers from District Four spotted the Pontiac G6, stolen from the 900 block of E. Wright Street on October 12, near N. 62nd Street and W. Thurston Avenue just before 8:00 p.m. on October 13. Around ten minutes later, at the intersection of N. 20th Street and W. Chambers Street, the suspect’s vehicle struck a minivan and then struck a tree. The three occupants inside the suspect’s vehicle fled on foot and are still being sought by Milwaukee Police. Two males inside the minivan were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
In the same intersection, a squad from District Seven involved in the pursuit struck a car. A male officer was transported to the hospital and it’s anticipated he’ll be released soon after undergoing treatment for non-life threatening injuries. The other male officer in the squad car refused medical treatment at the scene. A male and a female in the car that was struck by the squad complained of non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital. MPD’s investigation into the strong-armed robbery and pursuit is ongoing.