BREAKING! RIOTING in Milwaukee after police shooting, one officer INJURED, cop cars on fire

There has been a shooting in Milwaukee and now everyone’s rioting:

UPDATE: 1:55 PM EST:

UPDATE 12:40 AM EST:



UPDATE:

More from social media:

https://twitter.com/Riva_Tron/status/764664421801132032

More from USA Today:

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.

More than 100 people gathered near the scene on the city’s north side 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 of a squad car and another vehicle, which was set on fire. As officers returned to the scene, this time many more in riot gear, gunshots could be heard about 8:45 p.m. CT.

Soon thereafter, the crowd turned on and attacked reporters and a photographer from the Journal Sentinel.

The police were trying unsuccessfully to disperse the crowd. But appeared to pull back.

The violence erupted not long after a woman who identified herself as a family member of the dead man implored the people to leave the scene.

“We don’t want anyone else to go to jail or get hurt,” she told the crowd.

Some left but many stayed as tensions built.

The shooting occurred Saturday afternoon.

City police officials said two officers stopped two suspects in a car at about 3:30 p.m. The suspects then took off on foot. During the pursuit, a six-year veteran of the department shot and killed a 23-year-old Milwaukee resident, who was carrying a semiautomatic handgun, police said.

The officer was not hurt.

I’ll update as more information is available.

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