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Milwaukee police officer accidentally shoots suspect during arrest


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A Milwaukee police officer accidentally shoots a suspect while arresting him. Another suspect in the case is still on the loose.

WISN 12 News reports it started Monday afternoon with a robbery and car theft, then a police chase. Police finally caught one suspect but while he was being taken into custody, an officer accidentally discharged his weapon, hitting the suspect in the thigh.

Police are still looking for the other suspect.

The officer who fired the gun is on administrative duty.


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