Milwaukee deputy uses stun gun on suspect after fight on freeway

CREATED Jan 1, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee County Sheriff's spokeswoman says that a deputy has arrested a suspect after using a stun gun during an altercation on the Milwaukee freeway system Tuesday morning.

The incident happened just after 4:00 a.m. on I-43 northbound north of Capitol Drive in Milwaukee.

Spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin tells Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jay Sorgi that, according to initial information, the deputy found a disabled vehicle, pulled over to assist, then called for backup.

McLaughlin says the suspect got into a fight with the deputy in the northbound lanes of I-43 as traffic passed by them.

According to McLaughlin, the deputy had to use a stun gun on the suspect.  

Milwaukee Fire Department crews came to the suspect's aid and took him to Froedtert.

McLaughlin says that the suspect gave a false name.  He is described as a 22-year-old black man.

He was arrested for the outstanding warrant.  According to authorities, he had ammunition, but no weapons on him.