An 18-year-old Milwaukee man was shot and wounded during a second night of violent unrest in Milwaukee to protest the fatal shooting of a black man by police, but there was no repeat of the widespread destruction of property.
Officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured man and take him to a hospital. There has been no update on his condition.
On Sunday night, two dozen officers in riot gear confronted protesters who were throwing rocks and other objects at police near where Sylville K. Smith was fatally shot a day earlier. Police tried to disperse the crowd and warned of arrests.
The city’s police chief said Smith, 23, was shot and killed by a black police officer Saturday afternoon after he turned toward the officer with a gun in his hand. The officer’s identity has not been released. The killing touched off violence that led to the destruction of six businesses on the city’s mostly black north side Saturday night. Wisconsin’s governor put the National Guard on standby to protect against further violence.