Milwaukee Police: VIDEO Violent Protests Break Out After Officer Fatally Shoots Man

MILWAUKEE — Angry crowds took to the streets in Milwaukee on Saturday night, hours after a police officer fatally shot an armed man during a foot chase, authorities said.


The incident started in the afternoon when two officers stopped two people in a car, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.

Shortly after, both occupants fled on foot and officers pursued them, police said. During the chase, one officer shot a 23-year-old man who was armed, according to authorities. He died at the scene.

Crowds took to the streets Saturday night to protest the shooting.

One officer was hospitalized after a brick was thrown through the window of a squad car, striking the officer in the head, according to Milwaukee Police. Officers urged the crowds to disperse peacefully as some threw rocks at them, authorities said.

Protesters set a gas station ablaze, but the fire department could not help extinguish it because gunshots rang out in the area, according to Milwaukee Police.

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Over 100 people protested Saturday night in Milwaukee in demonstrations that turned violent.

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