MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice says a Madison Police officer has been hospitalized, after being shot early Sunday morning on State Street.
According to the DOJ, MPD officers were attempting an arrest in the 500 block of State Street, when a suspect ran from police.
During the arrest, an MPD officer was shot. The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to an MPD incident report, this is the first time an on-duty officer has been shot in Madison in at least 20 years.
“Our thoughts are with the officer who was injured on State Street last night,” Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said Sunday. “The City is thankful for his service and we are wishing him a speedy recovery.”
A second officer sustained minor injuries during the arrest.
Police were able to arrest the suspect, who had a gun in their possession.
The DOJ’s Department of Criminal Investigation, along with the Wisconsin State Crime Lab and Wisconsin State Patrol are investigating the incident.
UW-Madison issued a WiscAlert early Sunday morning due to an active police scene in downtown Madison but said there is no threat to the community.
The initial alert was issued shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. It asked people to avoid the 500 block of State Street, but about 20 minutes later at 1:19 a.m., the university said there was no threat to the community as police finished their investigation.