Milwaukee, April 14th 2019
A Milwaukee Police officer sustained non life threatening injuries after a shootout with a suspect near the Mailwauke Safeway
Officers tried to stop a man walking near the 42nd Ave & South East Monroe st of the city at about 11:20 pm Saturday.
Officers tried to stop the man because he matched the description of a man wanted by the police , according to Officer Brad Walther, Milwaukie Police spokesperson.
Oregon live News quoted officer Walther as saying ” that officer’s contact led to a taser deployment that was not effective. Moments later, police say, the officer and the man exchanged gunfire two blocks north, near SE 42nd Avenue and SE Harrison Street.”
An officer was shot by the suspect in an exchange of fire, afterward the suspect ran to a nearby truck and hide himself, but was located and arrested by officers who deployed a taser. The suspect is now under police custody.
The officer who was shot with non life threatening injuries was rushed to OHSO hospital and has not yet been identified.
Police dispatch confirms that an officer has been shot near SE Harrison and 42nd Avenue in Milwaukie. No word on the officer’s condition. Tune into Good Day Oregon at 6 a.m. for the latest on this and the shooting of an officer near Kalama.
— FOX 12 Oregon KPTV (@fox12oregon) April 14, 2019