BAYSIDE, Wis. - A manhunt was underway Thursday morning, June 17 in Bayside after two suspects fled on foot following a police pursuit and crash. A shelter in place order has been lifted.
DEA, FBI, US Marshalls, West Allis Police, Mequon police, and numerous other law enforcement agencies searched for the two offenders – now in custody – who ran into the wooded areas of Bayside near County Line Road and I-43.
During a press conference at 8:30 a.m., officials said they believed the suspects were no longer in the area.
"People did flee from the vehicle that led to the shelter in place," said Eric Miller, Bayside PD Lieutenant. "We are extremely confident that they are no longer in the area."
"I am shocked. I can't believe that something like this would happen anywhere near this neighborhood," said Stuart Levi, neighbor.
"We are confident that this area is safe. But if they feel unsafe, Bayside residents can call our non-emergency line. We can escort people out of their house if they want or if they don’t feel comfortable coming back in their house we can – we’ll gladly come to check their house," said Miller.
While police did not specify why the men are wanted, they did indicate it is drug-related as the High Intensity Drug Trafficking program, a federal agency, is involved and responded to the scene.