WEDNESDAY 1/26/2022 1:10 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for a registration violation shot and wounded a Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy while running away from the traffic stop.

Sheriff Earnell Lucas says the deputy was shot in both arms and his torso early Wednesday, but the wounds were not believed to be life-threatening. Lucas says the deputy had responded as backup after another deputy made the stop.

The sheriff says the driver and a passenger ran away, but the driver was soon arrested.

Sheriff’s officials say a preliminary investigation suggests that a man found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in the neighborhood was responsible for shooting the deputy.

ORIGINAL: Shooting wounds Milwaukee County deputy, suspect sought

WEDNESDAY 1/26/2022 6:12 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a person shot and wounded a Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy while fleeing from a traffic stop.

The sheriff’s office says on Twitter that the deputy was shot multiple times and was conscious, breathing and receiving treatment following the early Wednesday shooting.

Law enforcement agencies were searching for the shooter. The sheriff’s office says the deputy had stopped a vehicle in Milwaukee and the passenger fled on foot.

The deputy was shot during a foot pursuit and the driver of the vehicle was in custody.

The shooting prompted an emergency alert to cellphones telling people to “shelter in place” and to call 911 if needed.