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.
— U.S. Reality Check (@USRealityCheck) August 14, 2016
Crowd breaks widows of unoccupied squad near Sherman and Auer. Other squad set afire and broken windows on another. pic.twitter.com/Jux2mJZYyQ
— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) August 14, 2016
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) August 14, 2016
— Mac (@macjaeh) August 14, 2016
Here’s the crowd gathered near the scene Sherman Blvd near Auer before the rocks started flying. pic.twitter.com/RfNOL57OJZ
— Mike De Sisti (@mdesisti) August 14, 2016