What precipitated the violence in Milwaukee?
The violence near North Sherman Boulevard and West Burleigh Street exploded after a 23-year-old man was shot and killed by an officer following an afternoon traffic stop about a block away, on the 3200 block of North 44th Street, Capt. Mark Stanmeyer said.
Two people bolted from the car during that traffic stop, Stanmeyer said. An officer, a 24-year-old man with six years of service with the department, shot the victim during a foot chase. He died at the scene, and Stanmeyer said the semiautomatic handgun with which the man was armed was taken in a burglary in Waukesha in March of this year. The victim of that burglary reported that 500 rounds of ammunition were stolen with the handgun.
The man who was killed had a "lengthy arrest record," Stanmeyer said, though he did not offer details. The other person who police say ran from the car, another 23-year-old man, was taken into custody.
Mayor Barrett, Council President Hamilton, members of the council, and MPD gather to brief media. pic.twitter.com/WM6ak20Q2V— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) August 14, 2016
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, during a midnight media briefing, clearly stated that the victim was armed with a gun, ran from the police, and would not drop the gun when ordered to do so.
A cop did not execute a law-abiding, unarmed man.
Friday: 5 people murdered in #Milwaukee. Yawn.— Dan O'Donnell (@DanODradio) August 14, 2016
Saturday: Armed suspect with stolen gun refuses orders to drop it, cop shoots him. RIOTS!!!