A suspect fled police and then exited the vehicle shooting at officers, leaving a Greenfield, Wisconsin, police officer in critical but stable condition on Aug. 22, 2021. Officers returned fire and shot and killed the suspect.
According to a press release from Greenfield Police Department, the Greenfield Police shooting occurred at 1:38 a.m. on August 22, 2021, Sunday, at South 27th Street and West Becher Street in Milwaukee.
A Greenfield police officer performed a traffic stop of a vehicle near South 35th Street and West Oklahoma Avenue. After initially stopping, the vehicle fled and crashed near South 27th Street and West Becher Street. The lone occupant of the vehicle exited and began shooting at officers.
A 36-year-old Greenfield officer with three years of experience was hit multiple times in critical, but stable condition.
Two other Greenfield officers, one 32-year-old with 1.5 years of experience, and the other a 22-year-old with 3 years of experience returned fire striking the suspect. The suspect, a 31-year-old male from Milwaukee, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
This is an ongoing investigation. The Milwaukee Area Investigation Team will be investigating the Greenfield Police shooting. The Milwaukee Police Department will be the lead agency in the investigation and all body camera/squad camera footage was turned over to them, Greenfield police said in the news release.
Greenfield Police Shooting Suspect
The name of the Greenfield Police shooting suspect has not yet been released. We will update the article as soon as we receive the name.
The danger to police officers is escalating in Wisconsin. Just a few days ago, Milwaukee police shot and killed an armed felon who was shooting a gun in the City of Milwaukee at a gas station after the felon pointed it at citizens and ignored police orders to drop it. He fired first, police said. Earlier in August, an Oconto Falls police officer was shot during a domestic dispute. Alisha Kocken is accused of grabbing the officer by the hair and, when she fell to her knees, disarming her of her gun and shooting her in the head. The officer survived.
There have been 210 police line of duty deaths so far in 2021 as compared to 370 for all of 2020.