Examiner verifies details of shooting
A black man whose death at the hands of police spurred two nights of violence in Milwaukee was shot once in the chest and once in the arm, the Milwaukee County medical examiner said Friday.
Sylville K. Smith, 23, died Aug. 13. Police say body-camera video from the officer who shot Smith shows he was holding a gun and had turned toward the officer, who is also black.
Aside from confirming that account, a brief release from the medical examiner said little. It said an autopsy report and investigative reports would not be released since Smith’s death is under investigation by the state.