Milwaukee Rioters Chant "Black Power" While Gas Station Burns


Details via Fox 6 in Milwaukee:

MILWAUKEE -- The City of Milwaukee turned violent Saturday, August 13th following an officer-involved shooting that took place earlier in the day near N. 44th and Auer. Several buildings were set on fire, bricks were thrown, and windows smashed out of squads...

According to police, at least three arrests were made in the area of Sherman and Auer -- where the violence all began.

The violence came after a 23-year-old Milwaukee man was shot and killed by a police officer following a traffic stop near 44th and Auer around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Two suspects fled from the stopped vehicle and a foot pursuit ensued...

At least one automobile was set on fire and destroyed. Two police vehicles had windows broken out. In another instance, an officer was injured when the windshield on his squad was broken. The officer was taken to the hospital with a head injury.

Police say the BP gas station located at Sherman and Burleigh was set on fire.

The mayor confirmed that several fires were also set near 35th and Burleigh. Among the buildings damaged by fire -- the O'Reilly Auto Parts store, Jet Beauty and a BMO Harris Bank branch. A traffic signal was also bent and bus shelters overturned.

Mayor Barrett spoke to the cameras, clearly upset by everything that had transpired Saturday evening...

"This is a neighborhood that has unfortunately been affected by violence in the recent past," Mayor Tom Barrett said. "I know this neighborhood very very well. And there are a lot of really really good people who live in this area -- in the Sherman Park area, who can't stand this violence."

...Mayor Barrett indicated that Police Chief Ed Flynn was not at the overnight news conference because there had been a death in his family -- and he was in Dallas attending to those matters.

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