MILWAUKEE -- A police investigation that involved SWAT teams blocked streets on Milwaukee's south side for much of the afternoon on Wednesday, December 30th -- and FOX6 News has learned officials were looking for a suspect wanted in connection with the "freeway shootout" that happened on December 9th.
This whole ordeal lasted for about three hours. Several blocks were swarming with police.
A sergeant with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office tells FOX6 News the suspect was tracked to a home near 5th and Grant, and that home was surrounded by Milwaukee police and Milwaukee County sheriff's officials.
The sergeant tells FOX6 News two people who were in the home came out voluntarily.
"One of the officers took a guy out to a police car. He was handcuffed and they put him in the cop car," David Monheim, who lives nearby said.
Officials then believed there was a third person still inside.
“We tracked a suspect, a person of interest that was involved in a freeway shooting on December 9th. For safety reasons, the Milwaukee Police Department assisted us in clearing the residence with their tactical team," Sgt. Aaron Dobson said. "There was a recklessly endangering safety shootout on the freeway. The suspects all had guns and we were concerned for our safety as well as the safety of the residents in the area. We took all necessary precautions to make sure everyone was safe and make sure this came to a safe resolution."
We're told that third person was not inside the home.
No shots were fired during this incident.
“We don’t believe anyone is in the area at this time that’s involved with that crime," Sgt. Dobson said.
Two men are in custody following this police presence. Sheriff's officials tell FOX6 News one of those taken into custody is a man who was the target of the investigation regarding the freeway shootout. Three firearms and a large amount of illegal narcotics were also recovered after searching the residence.
You'll recall, the December 9th freeway shootout led to a complete closure of I-43 SB near Fond du Lac Avenue for hours. More than a dozen shots were exchanged between individuals in two vehicles.
Two men have been charged, and officials said they were still seeking at least two other suspects.
25-year-old Jerome Johnson of Milwaukee, and 22-year-old Martez Maclin-Dyson face 10 felony charges between them.
They have both pleaded not guilty. Both men were out on bond in other court cases when the freeway shooting occurred.
Johnson and Maclin-Dyson will be in court next week, on January 5th for scheduling conferences.