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Forest Acres Police identify 17-year-old as suspect in officer-involved shooting

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)

The Forest Acres Police Department has identified the suspect arrested in connection with an officer-involved shooting that happened early Thursday morning on Forest Drive.

The suspect, identified as 17-year-old Antwon Gallmon, stands charged with failure to stop for blue lights, weapons law violations, and drug violations.

RELATED: See photos from the scene of the shooting.

According to the incident report, police received a phone call about loud music at the dead end of Brookwood Court. The officer went to the area and encountered a person inside a vehicle.

At that point, the report said, Gallmon climbed into the driver's seat and fled, nearly striking the officer with his car. 

Forest Acres Police pursued the vehicle to the credit union on Forest Drive where it crashed. Gallmon suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital where a condition has not been released.

The officer was not injured.

When Gallmon was apprehended, officials found marijuana on him along with two pistols in the front seat of the car.

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