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BREAKING: Milwaukee County Deputy Shot Multiple Times

Milwaukee, WI – A Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy was shot multiple times while conducting a traffic stop Wednesday morning.

The attack occurred near South 68th Street and West Alder Street near Interstate 94 just before 4 a.m. on Jan. 26, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The deputy was conducting a traffic stop when a passenger took off from the vehicle on foot, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) said in a tweet.

The deputy chased him for approximately two blocks before the suspect shot him repeatedly and continued running away.

The gunman escaped and a multiagency search is underway, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The wounded deputy was rushed to Froedtert Hospital, where he was “conscious, breathing & receiving treatment” as of 3:30 a.m., the WCSO said in a follow-up tweet.

Deputies took the driver of the suspect vehicle into custody and are continuing to search for the gunman.

“The shooter/passenger, considered armed/dangerous, is at large,” the sheriff’s office confirmed.

Residents received an emergency alert in the wake of the shooting advising them to “shelter in place” and to call 911 if they spotted anyone suspicious in the area, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The alert described the “fleeing suspect” as a thin, black male wearing a black t-shirt and no coat.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed it was called to a death investigation near the scene of the shooting at approximately 5:30 a.m., the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

It is unclear if that investigation is connected to the attack on the deputy.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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