2 MPD officers struck by stolen vehicle; teens who were caught on camera awaiting formal charges

MILWAUKEE -- Two Milwaukee teens arrested in connection with a Christmas Eve crime spree are expected to be charged in the coming days. This, after they allegedly stole a car and hit two Milwaukee police officers.

According to police, it all started when the two 16-year-old boys broke into a United States Postal Service vehicle and stole property on Saturday, December 24th near Hadley and Pierce. The suspects then used keys obtained from a purse in the theft to steal another vehicle.

"I was walking north on Pierce on the east side of the street. I saw a Post Office mailman car/vehicle. I saw the window all broken into, and then I saw a couple police officers. I could see someone damaged the car," Linda Thorson said.

The vehicle that was stolen, a Kia Spectra, was located by District 5 officers at Holton and Center around 3:00 p.m.

Kia Spectra

2 MPD officers struck by stolen vehicle

2 MPD officers struck by stolen vehicle

Officers attempted to arrest the suspects, but the suspects refused to exit the vehicle and fled from the scene. As they fled, both officers were struck by the vehicle. The officers were taken to a hospital, where they were treated and released.

2 Milwaukee police officers struck by stolen vehicle near Buffum and Burleigh

After the vehicle fled, other officers observed the vehicle in a crash at Holton and Burleigh Street. The other vehicle involved was a Pontiac Grand Am. The driver of the Pontiac also suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital.

Surveillance cameras from a gas station across the street captured debris from the crash landing in the road. A moment later, the suspects are seen in the video running into an alley as a squad follows them.

2 MPD officers struck by stolen vehicle

2 MPD officers struck by stolen vehicle

2 MPD officers struck by stolen vehicle

After a short foot chase, the suspects were arrested and face charges of theft, motor vehicle theft, recklessly endangering safety and fleeing.

The officers hit are a 39-year-old man with 11 years of experience and a 25-year-old man with seven years of experience.

2 Milwaukee police officers struck by stolen vehicle near Buffum and Burleigh

Charges of recklessly endangering safety, auto theft, theft and obstructing an officer are being referred against one of the 16-year-old suspects.

Charges of auto theft -- passenger and obstructing an officer are being referred against the second suspect.

FOX6 News was told they'll be charged in juvenile court.

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