A Milwaukee Police officer investigating a stolen car parked under the Pizza Shuttle Restaurant 1827 N. Farwell Avenue was hit by the car as it fled from the scene around 1:30 a.m. on April 10. Two officers assigned to District One noticed the stolen car parked in a parking space under the restaurant. Moments later two subjects approached and entered the stolen vehicle. The uniformed officers turned on their red and blue flashing lights on their squad and moved up to conduct a traffic stop. The driver of the stolen car, a black male in his 20′s looked at the officer, started his car and drove forward at the squad pinning the passenger officer between the door of his squad and the door frame. Fearing for his safety and the safety of his partner, the second officer fired one round at the suspect, striking the car. The 2003 Red Infinity G35 with Wisconsin Temporary Plates L8542L fled from the scene and a pursuit was initiated, however officers lost sight of the fleeing car near 7th and Locust. The passenger in the car is described as a black female in her 20′s wearing a black hoodie type garment. Neither suspect is believed to have been struck by the officer’s round at this time. The victim officer, a 35 year old male with 14 years experience, was transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries. Anyone with information on the vehicle or suspects is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7211.
UPDATE (4/14/15 at 1:20 p.m.): Milwaukee Police have arrested a 19-year-old man who was driving the car that struck a Milwaukee Police officer on April 10 at 1827 N. Farwell Avenue. The man was taken into custody without incident by officers from the Neighborhood Task Force on April 14 on Milwaukee’s North Side. MPD will present charges to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.