High-speed chase ends in Greenfield, two suspects in custody

CREATED Jul 22, 2014 - UPDATED: Jul 23, 2014

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GREENFIELD - At least one of the suspects in a high speed chase that started in Muskego and ended in Greenfield is an 18-year-old Milwaukee man.  

His name is not yet being released, pending charges, but we do know that he broke his leg while jumping over a fence as he tried to flee from police just off I-894 at 60th Street. He's not charged, but this is far from over.

For over an hour, neighbors didn't know what to do, but they thought they should probably stay indoors.  They saw police with guns drawn, searching for a man considered armed and dangerous. Mariah Fletcher captured images on her cell phone.
"There was police lined up everywhere, all over here. It was in the lot over there, on top of the buildings, everywhere," said Fletcher.
Fletcher spoke with officers at the scene who told her it was a drug bust that started in Muskego and ended in Greenfield.
"And they explained everything to me and I was like whoa, so just be careful, you know, because a guy is on the loose and that kind of made me scared," said Fletcher.
Fear wasn't contained to those who live outside the crash scene at 60th and I-894.
Drivers who saw the pair leading police at speeds of up to 100mph also had a good amount of concern. We're told the suspects narrowly missed a head-on collision in New Berlin. Mariah Fletcher wants to know why they didn't just surrender.
"And if you know you did something wrong, like just do it, why put everybody else's life in danger because of a choice you made?" asked Fletcher.
So, no charges as of Wednesday evening in the drug investigation and high speed chase.  The first charges against the 18-year-old man could actually come out of West Allis.  Police there tell TODAY'S TMJ4 that the 18 year-old-man allegedly fired four or five rounds into the air outside an apartment building, and then threatened suicide in June.
No one was hurt by those bullets, but West Allis has asked the Milwaukee County D.A. to file charges against him for recklessly endangering public safety.