According to reports, a driver and Greenfield police traded shots during a traffic stop early Sunday morning, Aug. 22, killing the driver and one police officer hospitalized and in critical condition.
According to reports, Police disclose the shooting occurred at the 27th and Becher at about 1:30 a.m.
Neighbors tagged the early morning shooting a “warzone.”
According to reports, the suspect was shot dead and an officer, a 36-years-old man with a family at home, is in critical, but stable condition at Froedtert.
“You know the wife and the children right? And dad’s in the hospital, I mean those are real things and I think sometimes you know we get lost in all of this.,” Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke stated.
According to police, the incident started near 35th and Oklahoma. Officials disclosed that while officers were attempting to conduct a traffic stop, the driver of the suspect’s vehicle took off after initially pausing.
According to reports, a chase ensued and the suspect crashed three miles away at 27th and Becher.
According to reports, the police order the man to surrender, before authorities say he opened fire on officers instead.
“This could’ve been avoided. I mean if you, if they just stop trying to confront and have a shootout with the police, he would be here today,” said Tracey Dent, a local community activist.
Authorities say the injured officer was shot multiple times.
“I’m extremely proud of the heroic actions of our officers under fire, pulling an injured officer out of the line of fire, returning fire,” Mayor Neitzke added.
Officials say Milwaukee police have taken over the investigation, including all body camera and squad video from the incident.