Three Milwaukee men arrested in connection with armed carjacking in Waukesha

A third male suspect has been arrested in connection to an armed carjacking in Waukesha on Sunday.

Waukesha Police Capt. Dan Baumann said investigators "worked tireless throughout the day" and police arrested the man Monday in Milwaukee.

Two male suspects were arrested in Waukesha at 8:14 p.m. Nov. 19 after stealing an occupied vehicle using a shotgun in the 2000 block of South West Avenue in Waukesha, leading police on a chase and crashing into multiple police squad cars, authorities say.

All three suspects, ages 19, 20 and 23, are Milwaukee residents.

Baumann thanked the public for their assistance in providing good witness statements and for their continued support of the police department.

"To the crime victims, you are strong and resilient for displaying the courage to providing us the best information to arrest these violent criminals," Baumann said.

The carjackers “used a shotgun and physical force to steal the vehicle,” police said. Officers located the stolen vehicle within minutes and began to pursue it.

The 13-minute chase went through the City of Waukesha. It ended when the suspect vehicle hit three Waukesha police cars and one Waukesha Sheriff’s deputy squad. Three officers were injured in the encounter, but Baumann said all are doing well and are expected to be back to full duty soon.

Waukesha officers are working with investigators from other agencies as police believe the suspects were involved in other crimes, a news release from the Waukesha Police Department said.

“We want to ensure that all crime victims have a voice,” the department said. “Furthermore, if there was anyone else that assisted these suspects, we will find you and arrest you.”

Waukesha police are recommending charges of OWI causing injury, recklessly endangering safety and armed robbery to the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Three arrested after carjacking vehicle in Waukesha, police say