A large crowd of 200 to 800 people gathered after police shot and killed an armed man. Many from that crowd turned violent Saturday night in Milwaukee, setting fires, damaging police cars, and injuring four officers.
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The suspect, identified only as a 23-year-old local man “with a lengthy arrest record,” died at the scene, according to police. The name of the officer who shot the suspect was not released, but he was identified as a 24-year-old, six-year veteran of the department.
The officer was wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting, and the camera appeared to be in working order.
Shortly after the shooting, police reported that a crowd of people smashed the windows of an unoccupied patrol car and set fire to a second.
“If you love your son, if you love your daughter, call them, text them, pull them by the ear and get them home”. ~ Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker activated the National Guard on Sunday per a request from Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke. The activation occurred after six businesses were set on fire overnight by a crowd that officials said grew to hundreds in the hours after the shooting.
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