MILWAUKEE (AP) – A man was killed by Milwaukee officers after he led them on a chase into a busy downtown eatery district, then got out of his vehicle and opened fire on them, police said.
One bystander, a 22-year-old Hudson woman, was hit by gunfire in the Friday night shootout, police said.
Authorities said they did not immediately know if she was shot by police or by the man; police said her injuries were not life-threatening and she was treated at a local hospital. No officers were hit by gunfire.
Police said the 47-year-old Milwaukee man was wanted in a homicide and police had spotted him in a vehicle and tried to stop him at about 11pm on Friday when he fled.
When the chase ended downtown, police said, the man got out of his vehicle and “fired several shots at officers”.
Several officers shot back, killing him, police said.
Police have not released the names of the man or the injured bystander, who they said was not involved. Police said the man’s firearm was recovered, but they did not release details about what kind of firearm it was.