A Milwaukee Police Officer is being treated tonight after the squad he was driving was intentionally rammed by a suspect attempting to flee from police.
At 6:48 p.m., Milwaukee Police Officers on patrol spotted a Ford F-250 truck they believed to have been stolen early in the day from the city of Franklin. As the officers, in a marked squad and in uniform, followed the vehicle into an alley near 72nd & Mill Rd., the driver attempted a U-turn and rammed the squad on the driver’s side. The suspect vehicle was equipped with a large, steel push bar mounted over the front grill. As the suspect backed up and again attempted to ram the squad on the driver’s side, the officer driving the squad fired his weapon to stop the threat.
The driver was grazed by the bullet and was being treated at a local hospital. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening. She is in custody for Recklessly Endangering Safety.
The suspect is a 31-year-old female with a criminal arrest history.
The officer is a 42-year-old male with 8 years of service. He is assigned to the Neighborhood Policing Bureau.
As is standard operating procedure, the officer was placed on administrative duty. The investigation is being conducted by the Criminal Investigation Bureau and the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office.