US crowd turns violent after Police fatally shoot armed man
Milwaukee: Angry crowds smashed a Milwaukee Police car, set fire to another, and injured a Police officer with a thrown brick on Saturday night following the fatal Police shooting of an armed man earlier in the day, Police said. A gas station and an auto parts store were set on fire. A large crowd turned out after Milwaukee Police shot and killed what they said was an armed suspect at 3:30pm on Milwaukee’s north side, according to Police and NBC station WTMJ.
Police said an officer was injured after being struck in the head by a brick thrown through the window of a squad car. Police said shortly after 10pm that a gas station was set on fire and gunshots were preventing the fire department from moving in. “We are asking every resident of this community to do everything they can to help us restore order,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said at a media briefing early yesterday. “If you love your son, if you love your daughter, text them, call them, pull them by the ears and get ‘em home,” he said. By around midnight, some in the crowd had dispersed, Milwaukee Assistant Police Chief James Harpole told reporters. NBC News