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Deputy shot in Milwaukee during foot pursuit; suspect sought, 1 arrested

MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded after a traffic stop that led to a foot pursuit near 68th and Adler in Milwaukee early Wednesday, Jan. 26.

A Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office tweet says during that traffic stop a passenger of the vehicle fled on foot. The deputy pursued – and while chasing the suspect on foot, the deputy suffered multiple gunshot injuries. As of 3:30 a.m., officials say the deputy was conscious, breathing, and receiving treatment.

The medical examiner confirms they have been called to the scene.

Two Milwaukee Public Schools, Burbank and MacDowell Montessori, are virtual today because of the investigation in the area.

The shooter/passenger remains at large. The vehicle's driver is in police custody, officials say.

A "shelter in place" notice has gone out to mobile phones in that part of Milwaukee – to be on the lookout for the suspect who is to be considered armed and dangerous. The notice indicates the suspect is described as a male, Black, with a skinny build who is wearing a black t-shirt and no coat.

West Allis & Milwaukee police departments are assisting in the search.

Call 911 if anyone suspicious in the area is observed.

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