WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - confrontation between police and protestors turned violent Saturday night in Milwaukee in the north-central U.S. state of Wisconsin, after a police officer shot and killed an armed 23-year-old man.
A gas station and a vehicle were set on fire after some 100 protestors gathered near the scene of the shooting, a predominately African-American part of the city, and confronted with the police for about an hour earlier in the evening.
A police officer was hit in the head by a brick thrown through the car's windows.
Milwaukee Police department said that A Police officer shot and killed an armed suspect fleeing from a car on Milwaukee's North Side.
The incident began when two uniformed MPD officers stopped two suspects in a car in the 3200 block of N. 44th Street at about 3:30 p.m. on August 13. Shortly after stopping the suspects, both occupants fled from the car on foot. The officers pursued the suspects, and during the foot pursuit one officer shot one suspect, armed with a semiautomatic handgun, in a yard also in the 3200 block of N. 44th Street. The suspect died from his injuries at the scene.
The suspect is a 23-year-old Milwaukee man with lengthy arrest record. The handgun he was armed with was taken in a burglary in Waukesha in March of this year. The victim of that burglary reported 500 rounds of ammunition were also stolen with the handgun.
The officer is a 24-year-old, male, assigned to MPD's District 7. He has six years of service with MPD, three years as an officer. He was not injured and, as is standard practice, will be placed on administrative duty during the investigation and subsequent review by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.
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