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10/05/2005

Milwaukee officer shot in arm by suspect

By Bob Purvis and John Diedrich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A Milwaukee police officer was shot in the arm Monday afternoon after he and his partner chased a suspected drug dealer into a house on the city's near south side, police said.

Police would not name the officer, who is 35 years old and a 14-year veteran of the force, serving in the department's Intelligence Division. He was expected to fully recover from the shooting, said Anne E. Schwartz, department spokeswoman. The officer was at an area hospital Monday.

His partner was not struck. WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) identified the wounded officer as Michael Lutz. A police jail log listed Lutz as the arresting officer at the residence, and a nursing supervisor at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital where gunshot victims are traditionally treated said Lutz was there and in "stable" condition Monday afternoon.

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