Off-duty police lieutenant helps solve attempted carjacking in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say an off-duty lieutenant helped solve an attempted carjacking on the city’s northwest side after following the suspect.

Officers responded to a parking lot near 103rd and Silver Spring just after 4 p.m. on Monday, February 29th for a report of an attempted armed robbery. The victim, a 51-year-old Milwaukee woman, was sitting in her car when a male suspect approached her, knocked on the window, pointed a gun at her, and demanded she get out of the vehicle. The suspect even tried to open the car door but it was locked. The victim honked the horn and the suspect fled.

Officials say the horn caught the attention of an off-duty Milwaukee police lieutenant who followed the suspect — and relayed information to other officers. The suspect, a 17-year-old male from Milwaukee, was arrested a short time later near 96th and Silver Spring.

Officers also recovered a .38 special Smith and Wesson revolver that is believed to have been used in the crime.


  • A yooper

    Too bad that the little weasel didn’t turn around with his cap gun & give the officer an excuse to vent his forehead.

  • Fred

    So when does this little POS wanna B thug get out? I’m sure our court system will give it a great big hug and tell it he’s loved – then send it back out on the streets to shoot somebody next time. The Wisconsin justice system is so broken……..

  • Mr. McDonald's

    This city is one big joke. Wisconsin justice system is so stupid it would not surprise me if he’s out in 2 months. Dumbest and 17th most dangerous city in the US. Welcome to kilwaukee. Make sure you park your cars on ice in 40 degree weather when visiting.

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