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Bay View police officer carjacked

Off-duty officer shot, returned fire in North Side crime

Jan. 18, 2007

BAY VIEW - An off-duty District 2 Milwaukee police officer was shot the morning of Jan. 15 during a carjacking at a gas station near West Hampton and West Appleton avenues on Milwaukee's Northwest side.

According to the Milwaukee Police Department, the 36-year-old officer was wearing his uniform but had a civilian coat over it and was driving his personal vehicle. He stopped at the gas station after work to purchase gas and salt for his driveway.

Information released by MPD describes the incident as follows:

The officer exited the gas station and was confronted by three boys or men, two of whom were armed with handguns. The men ordered the officer into his own vehicle at gunpoint. Two men got into the vehicle with the officer. The third man drove away in another vehicle.

The men drove to an alley in the 8100 block of West Hampton Avenue and ordered the officer out of the vehicle.

Once outside, the officer began to back away from the men when one of them fired a shot, striking the officer in the stomach.

He was still wearing his ballistic vest, and the bullet did not penetrate the vest.

After he was shot, the officer was able to draw his service weapon and return fire at the suspects.

He then called MPD.

Responding officers located the men in an apartment in the 7700 block of West Hampton Avenue. Two of the three - both 17-year-old boys - had been shot and were taken into custody. They were treated at an area hospital. Neither of their injuries was believed to be life-threatening.

Two other people in the apartment with the suspects also were taken into custody - two men, ages 18 and 23, and a 24-year-old woman. It was not immediately clear if they were involved in the incident.

One firearm was recovered in the alley where the shooting occurred.

The officer involved in the incident suffered trauma to his torso as a result of the shooting and was taken to an area hospital. He was treated and released.

The incident is under investigation by MPD and the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office. The officer will be placed on administrative duty pending the completion of the investigation, per MPD policy.

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