Riots In Milwaukee After Police Shoot Armed Man UPDATE: Man Identified

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Aug 14, 2016 1:25 PM
Riots In Milwaukee After Police Shoot Armed Man UPDATE: Man Identified

UPDATE: The man killed by police has been identified as Sylville K. Smith, a 23-year-old. The officer has not been identified, but it was revealed that he is an African American and currently fearing for his life.

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Riots erupted in Milwaukee on Saturday night after police fatally shot an armed man. A police car, auto-parts store, and a gas station were set on fire, and stores were looted by rioters. One police officer was injured by a flying brick.

The identity of the man killed and the identity of the officer has not been released. The officer is believed to have been wearing a body camera at the time. He has been placed on administrative leave.