Police in Wisconsin are searching for an armed and dangerous suspect who shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning in Milwaukee.
The deputy suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is receiving treatment, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office. His current condition is unknown.
According to police, the deputy was attempting to stop a vehicle when the gunman jumped out of the passenger door and started running. The deputy chased after the suspect, who ran for several blocks. At some point, the suspect opened fire and struck the deputy.
"As of about 3:30 a.m., the deputy was conscious, breathing & receiving treatment," police said on Twitter.
The gunman fled the scene and remains at large. A "shelter in place" alert has been issued for residents in the area to be on the lookout for the suspect. Two local schools are also holding classes virtually on Wednesday due to the investigation, according to multiple reports.
The suspect is described only as a Black man with skinny build, wearing a black t-shirt and no coat.
"At this time, the shelter-in-place notice remains in effect for the area of S. 64th St. and W. Dixon St.," police said just after 8 a.m. CST.
The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody at the scene.
The sheriff's office said more details surrounding the shooting will be forthcoming. West Allis and Milwaukee police departments are assisting in the search.
Anyone who sees the suspect or has any information is asked to call police or dial 911.