Wauwatosa police shoot teen they say was armed in stolen car mix-up

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Wauwatosa police officers fatally shot a 17-year-old after a police chase Tuesday night. The shooting occurred near North 92nd and West Congress streets in Milwaukee. According to the Wauwatosa Police Department, officers patrolling near North 92nd and West Marion streets spotted a silver Pontiac. around 10:40 p.m. which was reported stolen in Milwaukee. Officers said they approached the vehicle while it was parked in an alley between North 92nd and North 91st and West Congress streets. Officers said the teenage driver exited the vehicle armed with a gun and did not obey officers’ orders. Police said the teenager then ran towards officers. Both officers then fired their weapons and struck the teenage suspect. “He was lying on the ground. He wasn’t dead…he was moving. He was talking,” a neighbor said. The teenager was taken to a nearby hospital. His family told 12 News he is stable and recovering. Police said the suspect’s weapon was found at the scene. Investigators did not say how many times the teenager had been shot or where. He was alone in the car. Wauwatosa Police Chief James MacGillis spoke to reporters Wednesday afternoon. today,” MacGillis said. He said police later learned the car belonged to the teenager and his family, and that the family recovered their stolen car before the shooting, but did not report it to police. stolen vehicle when officers observed the vehicle and checked the plate it came back still listed as stolen,” MacGillis said. “How are we supposed to know if the public doesn’t let us know that they got their own vehicle back? And I’m in no way trying to lay blame here.” The family told 12 News the car belonged to the teenager. News asked MacGillis if the teen pointed the gun at any police officers, but he didn’t say. Do the old guys have a gun in their hands? Why does this happen? They put their own lives at risk and they put the lives of my officers and the community at risk. This needs to stop,” MacGillis said. One officer involved is 34 years old. with over eight years of service. The other officer is 30 years old with more than five years of experience. They were placed in paid administrative service. investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Milwaukee Police Department Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 414-935-7360. WISN 12 continues to gather more information on this developing story.

Wauwatosa police officers fatally shot a 17-year-old after a police chase Tuesday night.

The shooting occurred near North 92nd and West Congress streets in Milwaukee.

According to the Wauwatosa Police Department, officers patrolling near North 92nd and West Marion streets spotted a silver Pontiac around 10:40 p.m. that was allegedly stolen in Milwaukee.

Officers said they approached the vehicle while it was parked in an alley between North 92nd and North 91st and West Congress streets.

Officers said the teenage driver exited the vehicle armed with a gun and did not comply with officers’ orders.

Police said the teenager then ran towards officers.

Both officers then fired their weapons and struck the teenage suspect.

“He was lying on the ground. He wasn’t dead…he was moving. He was talking,” a neighbor said.

The teenager was taken to a nearby hospital. His family told 12 News he is stable and recovering.

Police said the suspect’s weapon was found at the scene.

Investigators did not say how many times the teenager had been shot or where.

He was alone in the car.

Wauwatosa Police Chief James MacGillis spoke to reporters Wednesday afternoon.

“Again, it’s a very terrible set of circumstances. I’m just glad everyone is alive today,” MacGillis said.

He said police later learned the car belonged to the teenager and his family, and that the family recovered their stolen car before the shooting, but did not report it to police.

“It was still listed as stolen vehicle when officers observed the vehicle and they checked the plate, it came back still listed as stolen,” MacGillis said. “How are we supposed to know if the public doesn’t let us know that they got their own vehicle back? And I’m in no way trying to lay blame here.”

The family told 12 News the car belonged to the teenager.

12 News asked MacGillis if the teenager pointed the gun at any officers, but he didn’t say.

The entire encounter was captured on police body and dash cam video.

Investigators are not releasing it while Milwaukee police investigate.

“Why does a 17 year old have a gun in his hand? Why is this happening? They are endangering their own lives and they are endangering the lives of my officers and the community. This must stop,” MacGillis said.

One officer involved is 34 years old with more than eight years of service.

The other officer is 30 years old with more than five years of experience.

They were placed in paid administrative service.

“No cop comes to work thinking I’m hoping to shoot my gun today,” Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride said.

The names of the officers and the suspect have not been released.

The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating.

Anyone with information should contact the Milwaukee Police Department Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 414-935-7360.

WISN 12 continues to gather more information on this developing story.

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