A chaotic scene unfolded tonight after a police officer shot and killed an armed suspect on the north side of the city of Milwaukee. Police were in riot gear and as they left in their patrol cars, rioters smashed their windows and attacked the cars. A journalist was attacked too. Maybe they should protest what happened last night in Milwaukee:
Five men were killed in shootings within a nine-hour span Friday evening and Saturday morning, Milwaukee police and the medical examiner’s office said.
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 that appeared to be demolished. Another vehicle was set on fire. As officers returned to the scene, this time many more in riot gear, three or four gunshots could be heard about 8:45 p.m.
Soon thereafter, the crowd turned on and attacked 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.
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