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Milwaukee police, protesters clash following fatal shooting

Milwaukee police said a 23-year-old man armed with a stolen handgun was killed by police in a shooting Saturday afternoon. (WTMJ-TV Milwaukee)


Updated: Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10:41 PM

Protesters set a police car on fire during angry protests in Milwaukee following the police shooting of an armed man Saturday.

A 23-year-old man who was one of two suspects who ran away from a car after a traffic stop died after the shooting around 3:30 p.m. on the city’s North Side, according to Milwaukee police.

He had a stolen semiautomatic handgun, and a Milwaukee officer shot him during the foot chase, according to investigators. Police said they captured the second man who fled from the car as well.

Over 100 people demonstrated near the scene at N. 44th St. and W. Auer Ave. on Saturday night, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The protesters at times pushed up against a line of police officers, some of whom were wearing riot gear, according to the newspaper.

Videos of the protest showed the car set on fire, and social media users said they heard gunfire. No other injuries or arrests were immediately reported Saturday night.

Milwaukee police tweeted an image of an empty squad car with its windows smashed. The demonstrators set another cruiser on fire and busted the windows of a third squad car, police said.

“Large police presence in area of Sherman and Auer,” the department tweeted. “Officers working on peacefully dispersing crowd.” 

With News Wire Services.

This story will be updated.

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