Milwaukee's Night of Unrest (Videos and Photos)
Around 2:20 AM Milwaukee Police tweeted officers were restoring order to the area of Sherman and Burleigh and reducing deployments,
This started with a Milwaukee Police Officer killing a suspect on Saturday.
The incident began when two uniformed MPD officers stopped two suspects in a car in the 3200 block of N. 44th Street at about 3:30 p.m. on August 13. Shortly after stopping the suspects, both occupants fled from the car on foot. The officers pursued the suspects, and during the foot pursuit one officer shot one suspect, armed with a semiautomatic handgun, in a yard also in the 3200 block of N. 44th Street. The suspect died from his injuries at the scene.
The suspect is a 23-year-old year old Milwaukee man with lengthy arrest record. The handgun he was armed wth was taken in a burglary in Waukesha in March of this year. The victim of that burglary reported 500 rounds of ammunition were also stolen with the handgun.
The officer is a 24-year-old, male, assigned to MPD's District 7. He has six years of service with MPD, three years as an officer. He was not injured and, as is standard practice, will be placed on administrative duty during the investigation and subsequent review by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.
Disturbances were reported throughout the Northwest side of Milwaukee.
Cameras and our satellite backpacks that allow us to go live were stolen when a crowd of a dozen people physically attacked our team.
The owner of Metro PCS called CBS 58 to report her store was broken into on 3500 block W. Fond Du Lac was broken into.
O'Reilly Autoparts, Beauty Supply, and BMO Harris Bank on 35th were set on fire.
During the disturbance rocks were thrown at officers, reporters and squad cars. Several squad cars were set on fire.
MPD officer undergoing treatment at local hospital after brick thrown through squad window, striking officer in the head.
During a press conference, Mayor Barrett called for parents to tell their children to come home.
"We are going to make sure that this city is safe," said Barrett.