Milwaukee, WI – A Greenfield police officer was shot multiple times early on Sunday morning in a gunfight that was captured on cell phone video (video below).
The incident occurred at about 1:35 a.m. on Aug. 22 when a Greenfield police officer made a traffic stop near the intersection of 35th and Oklahoma, near the Greenfield-Milwaukee border, WDJT reported.
The driver – later identified as 31-year-old Tyran Lamb – fled the scene and the officer pursued him.
Lamb crashed his vehicle near South 35th and West Becher streets, WISN reported.
Then he jumped out of his vehicle and started shooting at officers.
A 36-year-old Greenfield police officer was shot in the chest, thigh, and hand, WISN reported.
Two more Greenfield police officers returned fire.
Lamb was fatally shot and pronounced dead at the scene, WISN reported.
Neither of the other two officers were wounded in the gun battle.
The gunfight was captured on cell phone video by a witness who lived nearby the intersection where it occurred.
The wounded officer, a three-year veteran of the Greenfield Police Department, was transported to the hospital where he underwent surgery for multiple gunshot wounds, WISN reported.
He remained in critical but stable condition late Sunday.
Police recovered Lamb’s gun at the scene, WISN reported.
Authorities said a woman was injured when Lamb crashed into her vehicle.
Officials have not released the name of the wounded hero, nor have they released the names of the officers who engaged in the gun battle with Lamb, WISN reported.
One of the officers has been on the police force for three years and the other has been with the department for one-and-a-half years.
I wish the Greenfield police officer in critical condition the best in recovering from the serious injuries sustained while serving the community.
I’m grateful to everyone who responded to the scene in the early hours of the morning.
— Attorney General Josh Kaul (@WisDOJ) August 23, 2021
Greenfield Assistant Chief Ray Radakovich said investigators did not yet have all the information about the incident, including why the officer initially stopped Lamb, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
“It is unknown at this time. The officer who performed the stop is unconscious,” Chief Radakovich said in an email on Sunday.
All of the bodycam and dashcam video has been turned over to the Milwaukee Police Department, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
The Milwaukee Area Investigative Team will lead the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content:
WATCH: Video shows more details of police involved shooting Sunday. One man is dead, and a Greenfield officer is in critical condition. This all after a traffic stop, police chase, crash and shootout. @WISN12News pic.twitter.com/LBvhJxtbnO
— Courtney Sisk (@Courtney_SiskTV) August 23, 2021