The chase started in Sherman Park around 2:45 a.m. but ended miles away on the city's northwest side. Police spotted the car and tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver refused to pull over.
Later, neighbors woke up to gunshots. Those who spoke to FOX6 News said they heard a barrage of bullets around 2:45 a.m.
"All of a sudden I just heard – ‘shh shh shh shh’ – and I said, ‘Them are shots,’" said Garry Brunn. "They were repeated – boom boom boom boom."
An early morning wake-up no one wants to hear, Brunn got out of bed to find a crime scene unfolding outside his window near 100th and Capitol.
Key locations in Jan. 6 Milwaukee police chase
"There were cops all over the place. It was lit up like a Christmas tree," Brunn said.
Investigators said that's where the chase ended. The car drove recklessly for about four miles when someone opened fire on officers. No one was hurt.
"I counted seven casing markers out here. This is crazy," said Elaine Green. "Police tape blocking every entrance to my road.
Officers searched the neighborhood in the dark for hours.
"They were walking in a line down the road with their flashlights looking for shell casings," Green said.
Police did not find the whoever fired shots, but later found the car. Neighbors, like Green, don't want to experience anything like it again.
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"I’m glad nobody got hurt," she said. "We were hoping they would’ve caught them after all that, but hopefully they still catch them."
Police said the car was stolen from West Bend.
Anyone with information is asked to call MPD at 414-935-7360; to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or use the P3 tips app.