Two Milwaukee police officers were thankfully not hurt after exchanging gunfire with armed suspects on Milwaukee’s North Side.
The two bicycle officers were investigating a suspicious car without license plates in an alley in the 3200 block of N. 34th Street at about 8:40 p.m. November 2 when they found the three suspects in the car, one clearly armed with a handgun. When the officers made contact with the armed suspect, gunfire was exchanged. Two of the suspects were shot by the officers, one of whom fled and was arrested a short distance away. Two handguns have been recovered at the scene as well as narcotics.
The suspects have been identified as two 17-year-old men from Milwaukee and an 18-year-old man from West Allis. The two 17-year-old suspects were conveyed to local hospitals where they are undergoing treatment for their injuries. The third suspect was arrested at the scene. The vehicle, a 2004 Infinity, was taken in an October burglary on Milwaukee’s South Side.
The officers are 42-years-old and 30-years-old with 11 and 5 years of service respectively. Both men are assigned to District 7 and, as is protocol, have been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.
The Milwaukee Police Department has contacted the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation who will lead the investigation. All further inquires about the investigation should be directed to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.