Two uniformed police officers in Wisconsin were shot early Friday morning by a man who is wanted for attempted murder in Fargo.
The incident happened around 1:40 a.m. in Delafield – about 27 miles west of Milwaukee – when two uniformed officers met the suspect. Both officers were shot and suffered injuries that are not life-threatening, while the suspect "was last seen running southbound from the area of I-94 and Hwy. 83," according to Delafield PD.
The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Nathanael Benton of Fargo, is considered armed and dangerous. He is a white man who is approximately 6 feet tall and 215 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. He was wearing a flat brim hat, sweatshirt and possibly khakis.
People within the area of I-94 and Hwy. 83 remain in a shelter-in-place as of this writing (9:15 a.m.), and both directions of I-94 in the area are closed as a search for the suspect continues. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, nearby schools have been closed or delayed start times Friday.
Fargo Police Department reports that police in Wisconsin encountered Benton while investigating a hit-and-run crash.
Benton is wanted for an attempted murder that happened Sunday, Nov. 1 around 2:30 a.m. in Fargo. The victim was found on the 100 block of Roberts St. N. by Fargo Fire, which transported him to a hospital where bullet fragments were removed from his head.
"Initially, we had information this injury may have occurred in Moorhead," Fargo PD said. "Through a more detailed investigation, detectives learned the male had taken a ride share to Moorhead, complained of head pain, and then returned back to Fargo before calling 911."