MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say an attempt by police to pull over a reckless driver resulted in shots being exchanged between a suspect and a Milwaukee police officer. There were no injuries as a result of the gunfire.
A Milwaukee Police Department release said officers were attempting to stop a vehicle that was “operating in a reckless manner” when the vehicle stopped at an intersection to avoid a collision. Officers attempted to make contact with the driver when a person from the vehicle fired several shots and an officer returned fire, the release said.
The suspects, a 31-year-old man and 30-year-old woman, fled the scene. They eventually stopped and were arrested without further incident. A firearm was recovered, police said.
The 24-year-old officer who fired his gun was placed on administrative duty, as is standard procedure.