MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say three teenagers are in custody after their vehicle caused a crash involving four other vehicles near 36th and Villard.
This all began around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, June 12th when an off-duty officer on his way home from work spotted a suspicious Ford F-150, and suspects appearing to be breaking into vehicles in the area of 89th Street and W. Chambers Street.
The officer followed the vehicle as it left the area.
Police say one of the suspects fired several gunshots at the officer as the vehicle drove away. No one was struck by the gunfire.
More than 12 hours later, around 1:30 p.m., the F-150 was spotted by officers near Sherman and Hampton.
A pursuit ensued after officers attempted to stop the vehicle and it fled.
When the pursuit reached the area of 36th and Villard Avenue, the F-150 disregarded a red light and struck a northbound Nissan Sentra.
This caused the F-150 to strike a Chevy Cruz that was also driving in the area.
Before coming to rest, the F-150 struck two parked vehicles.
Three suspects fled from the Ford.
As they ran, an officer discharged his firearm at one of the suspects believed to be armed. No one was struck by the officer’s rounds.
The suspects were taken into custody a short time later.
They are a 15-year-old boy, a 16-year-old boy, and a 17-year-old boy — all from Milwaukee.
The 17-year-old is out on bail for an armed robbery, police said.
Two handguns were recovered from the F-150. The suspects were taken to a hospital for medical evaluation.
The driver of the Nissan Sentra was not injured. Two adults and three children in the Chevy Cruz were all taken to a local hospital for treatment of what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation is ongoing and the case against the suspects will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.