Police Captain comes to aid of wife, assists in arrest of two teens
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police say an off-duty MPD captain came to the aid of his wife, and assisted in the arrest of two teenagers suspected in recent robberies on the city’s north side.
Milwaukee police say a woman parked her car in her garage in the area of 60th and Capitol just after midnight on September 30th.
The woman apparently noticed a suspicious vehicle in an alley near a neighbor’s garage, and was fearful that the vehicle’s occupants were going to harm her. Thus, the woman remained in the garage with the overhead and service doors closed.
The woman called her husband, off-duty MPD Captain Eric Moore, who was inside the home.
Captain Moore armed himself with his service weapon, and exited the home.
While approaching the garage, Captain Moore observed a suspect armed with a handgun standing outside of the suspicious car. Captain Moore shouted, “Milwaukee Police Department” to the suspect, at which time the suspect turned toward Captain Moore with gun in hand.
Fearing for his safety, Captain Moore fired his gun at the suspect.
The suspect got into the car, which then sped off.
A sergeant assigned to District 7 spotted the car, which was stolen, in the area of 51st and Burleigh.
The suspects fled from the sergeant, abandoned the car in the 3200 block of N. 52nd Street, and were arrested a short time later in the 5100 block of W. Auer.
The suspects are both 17-year-old males from Milwaukee with lengthy arrest records.
Neither suspect was injured.
Milwaukee police believe the suspects may be responsible for several recent robberies on Milwaukee’s north side.
Captain Moore is a 33-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department.