"Gunshots and plenty of them:" Police seek suspect after shots fired at UWM police officer's vehicle

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- It started as a hit-and-run, and ended with shots fired. Milwaukee police say one of those involved is a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police officer. He's also a former MPD officer.

It happened on Tuesday evening, October 28th -- shortly before 6:00 p.m. near N. 26th and Roosevelt.

Azzizh Goode lives near that intersection.

"I just heard gunshots and plenty of them. But I'm used to them. It always happens over here," Goode said.

Goode says she and her family have only lived in the area for a couple weeks, but in that time, she's rarely seen children playing at the nearby Garden Homes Park.

"My little brother can't even play at the playground because he`s scared," Goode said.

The source of that fear is violence -- like what happened Tuesday evening.

"That`s why there are no kids at the playground," Goode said.

Police say Tuesday evening's incident started with a crash that occurred near 27th and Capitol. A 52-year-old off-duty University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police officer saw that crash, and when the striking vehicle began to drive away, he followed it.

Police say the short pursuit ended when the suspect got out of his vehicle with a handgun -- firing several shots towards the officer's vehicle. None of the bullets fired actually hit the officer.

"It is scary. I hope nobody is hurt," Goode said.

While Goode says she's glad to hear no one was hurt, the serious nature of the incident isn't lost on her -- especially when she looks out her front window and considers her little brother.

Police continue to search for the suspect in this case.