MILWAUKEE — Two teen boys are dead after a police pursuit with a stolen vehicle ended in a crash near 31st and Capitol Friday evening, January 20th.
According to police, officials located a Volkswagen Passat taken in an armed robbery that occurred around 7:15 p.m. Friday, near 29th and Villard.
Around 8:00 p.m., officers attempted to make a traffic stop of the Volkswagen but the driver refused and sped off. The officers pursued the vehicle.
Officials say at the intersection of 31st and Capitol, the driver of the stolen Volkswagen failed to stop at a red light and was struck by a Chevy Cavalier traveling on 31st Street. The Volkswagen then struck a light pole and sustained severe damage.
According to police, one occupant of the stolen vehicle, a teen boy, died at the scene. The other occupant, a 15-year-old Milwaukee boy, suffered severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he died.
The driver of the Chevy suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital.
Authorities recovered a handgun inside the stolen vehicle.
No other injuries were reported.
Police have not released any further details.
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