A man was shot by a Milwaukee police officer on Thursday afternoon as he fled a suspected drug deal.
Police Chief Jeffrey Norman held a news conference Thursday evening near the intersection of South Cesar Chavez Drive and West Greenfield Avenue on Milwaukee's south side, where he announced the police shooting.
Around 5:05 p.m., police officers were conducting a drug investigation on the 1800 block of West Greenfield Avenue, when officers decided to approach two people engaged in a "suspected hand-to-hand drug transaction," Norman said.
Once officers approached, one individual fled on foot, armed with a firearm, and a foot chase ensued. "During the pursuit, an officer discharged his firearm subsequently striking the subject," Norman said.
The 30-year-old man was then transported to a hospital for "non-fatal injuries" and is in "stable condition," Norman said.
The officer is a 30-year-old man with over three years of service. He was placed on administrative duty, as is routine for police-involved incidents.
Norman said a firearm and suspected illegal drugs were recovered at the scene.
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