Off-duty officer shot after trying to stop armed robbery
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.