UPDATED August 19, 3:28 p.m. ET: The Associated Press reports that an autopsy on the man killed by a police officer in Milwaukee earlier this week, sparking a night of violence and fires on the city's mostly black north side, confirms that Sylville K. Smith, 23, died the way police said he did, with two gunshot wounds, one in his chest and one in his arm.
Very little information was released because the death is still under investigation by the state of Wisconsin.
Read the original from Aug. 14 story below
A violent scene took place overnight between protesters and law enforcement in Milwaukee following the fatal police shooting of a 23-year-old man earlier in the day. According to the Milwaukee Police Department, the man was an armed suspect and was shot and killed while fleeing from a car stop with another suspect. The reasoning behind the car stop was not given. The man had a semiautomatic handgun on him which was reportedly taken in a burglary earlier this year in March.
The 24-year-old officer who shot the man has been placed on administrative duty. At press time, his name has not been released.
Gunfire erupted Saturday night, which you can hear in the above video.
Just heard about 5 gunshots near the fire on Sherman.— Rachelle Baillon (@reporterrach) August 14, 2016
Reports of shots fired at 44th and Auer.— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) August 14, 2016
A police officer was also injured during the clash with protesters after being hit in the head with a brick.
MPD officer undergoing treatment at local hospital after brick thrown through squad window, striking officer in the head.— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) August 14, 2016
A gas station was set on fire, which can be seen in the video below.
Gas station at Sherman and Burleigh set on fire. MFD cannot extinguish fire as gunshots are being fired.— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) August 14, 2016
Multiple cars were also vandalized and set on fire.
Crowd breaks widows of unoccupied squad near Sherman and Auer. Other squad set afire and broken windows on another. pic.twitter.com/Jux2mJZYyQ— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) August 14, 2016
Near 44th and Auer pic.twitter.com/kQmiaCOOWh— Ashley Luthern (@aluthern) August 14, 2016
Turmoil continues to spread across the city, with three arrests reportedly made.
Arrests made in area of disturbance. MPD continues efforts to disperse crowd.— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) August 14, 2016
Guns have been drawn. Cops shooting at civilians. Civilians shooting at cops. Media have also been shot at.#MilwaukeeUprising— erythræan (@mielakay) August 14, 2016
According to mayor - three arrests so far.— Adrienne Pedersen (@AdriennePed) August 14, 2016
This story is developing.
UPDATED August 14, 4:57 p.m. ET: Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn identified the man who was shot by officers as 23-year-old Sylville K. Smith. Police say he had a had a "lengthy arrest record."
BREAKING: Milwaukee police chief identifies shooting victim as Sylville K. Smith, says he had a 'lengthy arrest record.'— The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2016
According to the New York Daily News, Smith was carrying a stolen gun and 23 rounds of ammunition and fled from a traffic stop. Smith's sister, who wanted to remain anonymous told the News that he shot in the back after falling down. "It's unfair, it's just real unfair," she said.