Monday, 15 August 2016 - 14:08
One person shot, officer injured in second night of Milwaukee protests
Milwaukee’s police chief identified the man whose killing by an officer prompted protests, clashes with police and arson on Saturday night, as the state’s governor activated the national guard for fear of more unrest.
On Sunday afternoon police chief Edward Flynn identified the shooting victim as Sylville K Smith, and said he had a “lengthy arrest record” before he fled from a traffic stop, with a gun, and was shot dead by an officer.
Hours after Smith’s shooting scores of protesters clashed with police, set fire to buildings and threw rocks and bricks at officers. On Sunday, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker activated the national guard to assist if necessary, on the request of Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke Jr.
At about 11pm, police reported responding to shots fired, at Sherman and Burleigh. They said on Twitter they used an armoured vehicle to retrieve and take the injured person, whose identity is unclear, to hospital.