Off-duty officer shot after trying to stop armed robbery

Milwaukee Police

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An off-duty Milwaukee police officer was shot and wounded while trying to stop an armed robbery in the city’s Third Ward.

Police Chief Jeffrey Norman says the 37-year-old detective suffered life-threatening injuries Thursday afternoon after he was shot multiple times.

Norman says the suspect tried to rob a woman in a business and the detective intervened. The suspect shot the officer multiple times and the detective returned fire.

Police later spotted a vehicle believed to be connected to the suspect.

Two teens were arrested following a chase while other suspects fled.