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Off-duty Milwaukee officer dragged 90 feet by robbery suspect

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- An off-duty Milwaukee police officer trying to stop a fleeing robbery suspect was dragged 90 feet before shooting the man.

Authorities say the officer was at home Thursday around 10:30 p.m. when he saw a man enter his garage.

The officer grabbed his badge and gun and confronted the suspect, identifying himself as a police officer.

The suspect jumped into a vehicle and tried to speed away. He dragged the officer more than 90 feet before the officer was able to break free and fire his gun, hitting the man in the hand.

The officer was treated for his injuries. He has been placed on administrative duty while the incident is investigated.

Police found the suspect about an hour later and arrested him. It turns out the 52-year-old man was on parole for burglary.

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