Milwaukee Police continue to search for the suspect who was driving a stolen Volkswagen Jetta and tried to run down officers during a drug bust.
District 7 Officers observed a hand-to-hand drug transaction by people in a car in the area of 67th & Fond du Lac Ave. late this afternoon. As marked police squads moved in to make the arrest, it appeared the car’s driver was going to get out of the vehicle but instead, he jumped back in and attempted to run down the officers.
At 4:11 p.m., officers began a pursuit of the vehicle which got onto Highway 45. At 4:15 p.m., the officers terminated the pursuit when they lost the vehicle at 99th & Beechwood.
The vehicle was recovered when a resident who leaves near 97th & Greenwood Terrace reported an abandoned Jetta in their driveway. Police recovered drugs in the vehicle. Police continue the search for the suspect who was driving.