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Milwaukee police officer shoots and wounds armed suspect; arresting officers unhurt


MILWAUKEE — Authorities say a Milwaukee police officer shot and wounded an armed suspect overnight.

A police statement says it happened just before 2:30 a.m. Thursday after two officers stopped to question two men about suspected drug dealing. Police say one suspect fled, while the other reached into his waistband, pulled out a handgun and fired. One officer fired back, striking the gunman.

The officers chased him on foot to an alley where he struggled with the officers before they arrested him.

Neither officer was hurt. Police say the suspect's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. He was taken to a hospital.

The officer who shot the suspect is a 26-year-old who's been with the department for four years. He's been put on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

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