GREENFIELD, Wis. — Wisconsin police fatally shot a man who opened fire and critically wounded an officer during a traffic stop and subsequent chase early Sunday morning, officials said.
An officer of the Greenfield Police Department attempted a traffic stop shortly after 1:35 a.m. near South 35th Street and West Oklahoma Avenue, where the driver briefly yielded before speeding off and crashing several blocks away, the police department said in a press release.
Once the collision occurred, the driver exited the vehicle and “began shooting at officers.” A 36-year-old Greenfield police officer with three years experience was “hit multiple times.” The press statement says the officer “is in critical, but stable condition.”
Two other officers returned fire and killed the suspect. The deceased individual has only been identified as a 31-year-old Milwaukee man.
The reason for the traffic stop was not immediately disclosed, Fox reported. The Milwaukee Police Department will be the lead investigating agency on the officer-involved shooting.