Police say man whose death started weekend rioting was shot after he turned toward an officer with a gun in his hand.

Aug 15, 2016 7:22 AM

UPDATE: More violence follows weekend Milwuakee shooting

NH1.com

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Police say they are making multiple arrests in Milwaukee after a second night of unrest over the police killing of a black man.

The arrests follow skirmishes between protesters and police but without the widespread destruction of property that marked the first night after the man's death.

Protesters earlier threw rocks and other objects at officers and police say shots were fired in a handful of locations. One person was injured by gunfire.

The number of arrests was not immediately known.

Police say one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday evening and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim during a second night of unrest over the police shooting of a black man.

Some two dozen officers in riot gear confronted a group who were throwing rocks and other objects at police near where the black man was fatally shot a day earlier. Police moved in to try to disperse the crowd.

Police Chief Edward Flynn said the man whose death touched off Saturday night's rioting, Sylville Smith, was shot after he turned toward an officer with a gun in his hand.

--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

»Comments

More from NH1.com

NH1 News Replay
   

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome