Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Two West Allis Police Officers Shot By 24-year-old Man Identified

Top photo: K9 Officer Ryan McNally
Bottom photo: Officer Nick Stachula
Photos courtesy of West Allis Police Department

Both officers will survive and injured suspect taken to hospital

By H. Nelson Gooson
August 10, 2010

West Allis, WI - Two West Allis officers shot after a failed traffic stop Saturday were identified as Police Officers Nick Stachula, 33, and Ryan McNally, 28. On Friday, they tried to stop a 24-year-old man after running through a red light at the 7100 block of W. Orchard St.
The suspect fled from police, but a license plate trace led the officers to the 5500 block of W. Greenfield Ave. where the vehicle was parked. The officers entered the home and were shot by the suspect, they were able to exchanged gunfire.
The suspect was reported injured and both officers were reportedly shot.
West Allis Police Chief Michael Jungbluth reported Officer Stahula with nine years in the department was shot several times in the lower body. K9 Officer McNally with six years in the department was shot once in the lower body. Both officers are expected to survive, according to Chief Jungbluth.
A tactical police unit responded to the shooting and were able to get another man who accompanied the suspect to surrender. The suspect was arrested after a four hour stand off and police were able to take control of the home. 

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