Milwaukee police have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery that led to a high-speed chase through the streets of the city. The incident began with a robbery at a 7-Eleven store on Oakland Avenue, where the suspects unknowingly took money with a tracking device.
Multiple officers pursued the suspects, who were captured on body cam and dash cam footage. The chase involved the suspects driving at high speeds, running red lights, and even driving the wrong way on the road. At one point, they narrowly avoided colliding with another vehicle. The pursuit lasted for over four miles before ending at 27th and Garfield.
Police successfully deployed deflation devices, which punctured three of the suspects’ car tires. Four individuals exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Officers apprehended the driver, who had jumped over a fence, and another man on the ground. The driver was wearing a gray hoodie, while the passenger was found with a mask and a pistol.
The two men arrested have been identified as Jerome D. Williams and Dontrell Tate, both from Chicago. They are accused of the armed robbery at the 7-Eleven, during which Williams allegedly struck a store worker with his gun. The suspects managed to escape with money, cigars, and cigarettes.
Tate has reportedly taken a plea deal in federal court, while Williams is still going through the court system.