Milwaukee police officer severely beaten during patrol

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Milwaukee police officer severely beaten during patrol

By Cody Holyoke and James Kust. CREATED Aug 26, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug 27, 2013

MILWAUKEE -  A police officer was treated for serious injuries including a broken eye socket and bleeding behind the eye after being beaten by at least one suspect during a patrol Monday afternoon.

Two officers were patrolling a north side neighborhood just before 3:00 p.m. Monday when they noticed two suspects who were acting suspiciously near North 28th Street and West Auer Avenue, according to police reports.

The officers tried to talk to the suspects, but they were "unccoperative and attempted to flee," according to the report. After one officer tried to stop one of the suspects, both suspects began to fight with the officers.

The report states that Officer Dwain Monteilh was struck several times in the face by 24-year-old Tory Johnson, who also attempted to take his gun.

The other suspect is 18-year-old Keandre Johnson.  Both suspects were eventually taken into custody.

Officer Monteilh was transported to Froedtert Hospital for treatment, but released Monday morning. He is 43-years-old and has been with MPD for 15 years.