A Milwaukee police officer was shot Thursday evening, Jan. 27, before his patrol vehicle was stolen by the shooter.

According to police, around 6:30 p.m., officers were dispatched for a sick and injured person and discovered an individual slumped over in a vehicle. When police encountered that individual, a 22-year-old man, he appeared to flee, brandishing a firearm.

The officer and the 22-year-old man exchanged gunfire, and both were struck. After that exchange of gunfire, police say the man entered the officer's patrol vehicle and fled, eventually crashing.

That man was later arrested without further incident. Police said the man's gun was recovered from the officer's squad.

Police told Fox6 the male officer, 26, with seven years of service on the force, was taken to the hospital for reportedly non-life-threatening injuries.

 

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