MPD officers interrupt shooting, arrest suspect

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police Neighborhood Task force Officers Rachel Golbeck and Jose Viera were able to interrupt a shooting and arrest a suspect Tuesday, May 29th.

Police say the officers were flagged down for a shooting in the 1300 block of N. 33rd St. The witness described the auto used and also stated that the victim was pushed into that car. The officers searched the area and came across the victim being shot a second time.

After a brief foot chase, Officer Viera took one suspect into custody. Officers Goldbeck and Viera administered first aid until paramedics arrived, likely saving the victim’s life.  

Police say the victim was in an altercation with the suspects who had driven to the victim’s location in the 1200 block of N. 32 St.

The suspects attempted to place a hood over the head of the victim.

As the victim struggled, one suspect shot him in the leg striking a femoral artery. The suspects then pushed the victim in their auto and drove to the alley in the 1300 block of N. 33 St. 

The suspect then shot the victim again in the arm while victim was in their auto. When the officers arrived the suspects ran. The suspected shooter was then taken into custody and the gun was recovered.

The suspect was arrested for Attempt Homicide, Kidnapping, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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