BREAKING: Officer-Involved Shooting In Milwaukee… Protesters Loot And Burn Down Businesses

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(JSOnline) A standoff between police and an angry crowd turned violent Saturday night in the hours after a Milwaukee police officer shot and killed an armed suspect during a foot chase on the city’s north side.

More than 100 people gathered near the scene at N. 44th St. and W. Auer Ave. and at times pushed against a line of 20 to 30 officers, some of whom were in riot gear.

At one point, the officers got in their cars to leave and some in the crowd started smashing the windows and side of a squad car. Another vehicle was set on fire. As officers returned to the scene, this time many more in riot gear, as many as seven could be heard about 8:45 to 9 p.m.

The shots appeared to be fired in the air by someone in the crowd.

Soon thereafter, the crowd turned on and chased reporters and a photographer from the Journal Sentinel. One reporter was shoved to the ground and punched.

The violence erupted not long after a woman who identified herself as family member of the dead man implored the people to leave the scene.

“We don’t want anyone else to go to jail or get hurt,” she told the crowd.

Some left but many stayed as tensions built.

The shooting occurred Saturday afternoon.

City police officials said two officers stopped two suspects in a car about 3:30 p.m. The suspects then took off on foot. During the pursuit, a six-year veteran of the department shot and killed a 23-year-old Milwaukee resident, who was carrying a semiautomatic handgun, police said.

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The officer was not hurt.

Shortly after the shooting, Milwaukee Police Assistant Chief Bill Jessup said at the scene that it wasn’t immediately clear whether the suspect pointed the gun or shot at the officer.

Link to live stream of events taking place: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ex414

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  1. A black cop kills a black criminal for refusing to surrender a assault weapon an they riot? Now why would anyone be prejudice against these rioters? Holy shit they don’t possess a brain among the whole lot! Time to declare this a hate crime! Fight fire with fire!!

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