MPD squad involved in crash; striking driver ran red light

Two people were taken into custody Tuesday, July 19 following a crash involving a Milwaukee Police Department squad car. It happened around 4:21 p.m. near 27th and Vliet. 

According to police, the striking vehicle disregarded the red traffic signal at W. Vliet Street and struck an occupied MPD squad.

The driver, a 16-year-old Milwaukee boy, and the passenger, a 21-year-old Milwaukee man fled the scene on foot. They were apprehended and taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.

The three officers sustained minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment. 

The striking vehicle was stolen. 

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Charges are expected from the Milwaukee County Attorney’s Office in the coming days.