A wanted suspect fled from Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies including ATF agents and then intentionally struck by cop van at S. 34th Street and W. Greenfield Ave.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
December 17, 2016
Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies from the tactical unit, Milwaukee police and ATF agents attempted to serve a felony warrant for illegal possession of explosives, but the suspect, Bruce J. Young, 40, eluded capture and fled while armed. Young shortly after, apparently took his life with a self-inflicted wound at the 3400 block of W. Greenfield Ave., according to the ATF.
A photo of the deceased suspect on the street was posted on Facebook by an onlooker at the crime scene. Young’s body remained at the scene for a while because the feds believed he might have been wearing an explosive device (improvised explosive deviced).
W. Greenfield Ave. at the 3400 block remained closed as authorities continued their investigation. A Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) bomb unit was also at the scene. According to the MCSO, the ongoing investigation is being handled by the State Department of Criminal Investigations.
A driver with a live dashcam on the vehicle was heading Westbound on W. Greenfield Ave. and captured the moment when an unmarked police van intentionally struck Young at the 3400 block of W. Greenfield Ave. The video dashcam recorded by the driver was released to Fox 6 News Milwaukee.
The ATF has confirmed that they were the leading agency in the warrant execution. According to state court records, Young was a convicted felon and could not possess a weapon or explosives.
Video of cop van striking Young at link: https://youtu.be/1bcfpuewrGE