The Latest: Police say 1 person shot at Milwaukee protest

MILWAUKEE (AP) " The Latest on violence in Milwaukee following the shooting of a man by police (all times local):

11:25 p.m.

Milwaukee police say they used an armored vehicle to retrieve an injured shooting victim at a protest and took the person to a hospital.

Police announced the action on Twitter but gave no other details.

It followed more unrest in the Wisconsin city after a black man was fatally shot Saturday by a police officer, sparking riots on Saturday night.

Protesters were throwing objects and police in riot gear moved in to disperse the crowd.

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10:50 p.m.

Milwaukee police are moving in to disperse a crowd after some protesters threw objects and shots were fired.

The crowd was at a location near where rioting took place on Saturday night.

About 150 people had marched through the neighborhood and circled back to a park to block an intersection. More police were arriving on the scene.

Police were on alert for more trouble Sunday evening after Saturday night violence marred the city's north side following the fatal shooting of a black man by police.___

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10:20 p.m.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he would like to see the police bodycam video of the shooting of a black man in Milwaukee released soon, as long as making it public would not impede an ongoing investigation.

Republican Walker told WISN TV Sunday that transparency could help calm the situation. He says it is important for the public to know that an independent investigation is being conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Fellow Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel issued a statement Sunday saying that his department would "work expeditiously to ensure a thorough and transparent gathering of the facts."

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9:30 p.m.

As darkness fell in Milwaukee, protesters were walking around on a main thoroughfare but there was no sign of the violence that plagued the city earlier.

Most protesters had dispersed after a vigil for Sylville Smith, the man whose killing by police on Saturday sparked rioting.

A couple hundred people were milling around in the area where violence broke out. Some teenagers were driving up and down the street, shouting and honking.

Police were maintaining a low key presence. About a dozen officers guarded a gas station that had been destroyed Saturday.

Others were standing in the shadows at a nearby park. Mayor Tom Barrett had said earlier that no curfew had been imposed Sunday.

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8 p.m.

The sister of a Milwaukee man whose death sparked riots says she wants prosecutors to file charges against the police officer who shot her brother.

Twenty-four-year-old Kimberly Neal was speaking to The Associated Press at a vigil Sunday evening on the spot where Sylville Smith was killed Saturday afternoon. Supporters surrounded her as she held a bouquet of blue balloons.

She asked the crowd for donations for his burial. She says that she just hopes her family gets justice and wants prosecutors to file charges against the officer.

Asked about the violence on Saturday night, Neal said: "People stuck together and they are trying to stand up," for their rights.

After the vigil, protesters went across the street to the ruins of a gas station destroyed in the violence and began singing hymns.

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5:25 p.m.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says a repeat of the violence that plagued the city Saturday night cannot be allowed to happen.

Clarke says the violence will not be allowed to get out of hand, citing Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore where rioting broke out after black men died during incidents there involving police.

Clarke says he talked with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker earlier Sunday and requested help should it be needed to keep the peace. Walker has ordered the National Guard to be ready to help if needed.

Sylviille Smith, who was black, died after he was shot by police Saturday. Violence broke out Saturday night with some businesses set on fire, 17 people arrested and four police officers hurt.

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5:15 p.m.

About 100 people have gathered next to the blackened ruins of a Milwaukee auto parts store, saying they hope not to see a repeat of the violence Saturday night that followed a fatal police shooting.

Most of the group was from Greater New Birth Church. Many wore red T-shirts that read "Grace Stop the Violence" as they sang songs and prayed.

Salanda King James says the group wants to serve as a symbol of peace.

Six businesses were burned and 17 people arrested in violence a few hours after a black police officer shot a black man. Police said the victim was fleeing a traffic stop and was holding a gun when he was shot.

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4:45 p.m.

The Wisconsin congresswoman who represents Milwaukee is asking the community to stay calm in the wake of a police shooting that wracked the city's north side.

Rep. Gwen Moore, a Democrat, says she understands some city residents who think justice isn't available to everyone. Moore says racial inequities must be pointed out peacefully, but no one should "take out their aggressions on our local businesses and homes."

City officials said Sunday that 23-year-old Sylville Smith, who was black, was shot by a black police officer as Smith fled a traffic stop. They say a still frame from the officer's body camera shows Smith was holding a handgun and refused to drop it when ordered.

Violence broke out Saturday evening a few hours after Smith's death, with six businesses set on fire, 17 people arrested and four officers hurt. Gov. Scott Walker has put National Guard members at Chief Edward Flynn's disposal if needed.

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4:35 p.m.

Officials in Milwaukee have tallied the damage from overnight violence on the city's north side after a fatal shooting by police.

Chief Ed Flynn says six businesses were set on fire Saturday, 17 unruly protesters were arrested and four officers were injured by flying concrete or glass. That includes a female officer who was concussed and needed seven stitches after being struck by concrete.

Flynn said Sunday that the department's gunshot tracking technology picked up several possible shots during the chaos, and a 16-year-old girl was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being hit by a stray bullet.

Mayor Tom Barrett says he's proud of officers for showing what he called "tremendous restraint." He says they did not fire a shot.

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3:15 p.m.

Milwaukee police say both the man whose fatal shooting sparked violent protests in the city and the police officer who shot him are black.

Chief Edward Flynn made the disclosure at a news conference Sunday. Flynn identified the man killed Saturday as 23-year-old Sylville K. Smith, and says Smith had a "lengthy arrest record."

Mayor Tom Barrett says a still image pulled from the officer's body camera shows "without question" that Smith had a gun in his hand when he was shot.

Police earlier said Smith fled from a traffic stop. Flynn said he wasn't sure what prompted the stop, but said Smith's car was "behaving suspiciously."

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2:20 p.m.

A woman has identified her 23-year-old son as the man fatally shot by Milwaukee police.

Mildred Haynes told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2aW6oE6 ) that her son, Sylville Smith, was killed Saturday in a police shooting that triggered explosive protests on the city's north side.

Haynes says Smith, who was black, had a 2-year-old son.

Police say Smith fled during a traffic stop and was armed. It's unclear whether he pointed a gun at officers.

The Journal Sentinel reported Smith was charged last year in a shooting and was later charged with pressuring the victim to withdraw testimony that identified him as the gunman. Both felony charges were later dropped for reasons that are unclear.

A Milwaukee police spokesman didn't immediately respond to messages seeking confirmation of Smith as the suspect.

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1 p.m.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has activated the state's National Guard to help law enforcement in Milwaukee if violence there persists.

At least four businesses were burned and one police officer was hurt Saturday night in violence that broke out a few hours after an officer shot a man who fled a traffic stop and who police said had a handgun.

Walker says he took the step after receiving a request from Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and talking with Mayor Tom Barrett and the Guard's leader. His announcement says the Guard will be in position to help "upon request."

Walker praised citizens who showed up Sunday to clean up the north-side neighborhood where the violence took place. He called for "continued peace and prayer."

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11:45 a.m.

The White House says President Barack Obama has been briefed on the outbreak of violence in a predominantly black neighborhood in Milwaukee after a fatal, officer-involved shooting.

Spokeswoman Jen Friedman says Obama was updated Sunday by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett briefed the president after speaking with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and offering federal support for local authorities. Friedman says Obama asked to be alerted to any new developments.

Obama is opening a second week of vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard.

Violence broke out on the north side of Milwaukee late Saturday after police shot and killed a man they say fled a traffic stop and was armed with a handgun.

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11:35 a.m.

The Milwaukee County sheriff is asking for help from the National Guard after violence broke out in Milwaukee in response to a police shooting.

Sheriff David Clarke said Sunday that a repeat of the previous night's violence on the city's north side cannot be allowed. He says he has consulted with Gov. Scott Walker.

A spokesman for Walker hasn't responded to an email seeking comment. Police and city leaders have said they have the resources to handle the situation.

The violence erupted a few hours after a police officer shot and killed a man who police said was fleeing from a traffic stop and was armed with a handgun. The races of the man and the officer haven't been released.

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9:30 a.m.

A Milwaukee pastor says the lack of jobs and economic opportunities for black residents is to blame for violent protests that rocked the city following a police shooting.

Rev. Richard Bush was surveying a burned-out gas station on Milwaukee's predominantly black north side Sunday morning. That was the site of hours of unrest late Saturday after an officer killed a man who police say fled a traffic stop while armed. Protesters set fire to at least three other businesses.

Bush leads the nearby Pentecostal Church of God in Christ. He says the city must put more money into the north side because residents there "don't have nothing to do but destroy stuff."

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9:15 a.m.

The owner of a gas station has blamed outsiders for the violence that destroyed his business on Milwaukee's north side Saturday night following a police-involved shooting.

Pakhar Singh's BP station was set afire as protesters skirmished with police, and firefighters could not approach it because of gunshots.

Singh said Sunday that the neighborhood is usually peaceful, and he believes the trouble was caused by outsiders. He says he's owned stations in the area for 36 years and has never had trouble. He isn't sure he'll rebuild.

The unrest broke out hours after an officer shot a man who police say fled a traffic stop. Police say the man was armed, but it wasn't clear if he pointed a gun at or shot at the officer. The races of the man and officer haven't been released.

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8:55 a.m.

Community volunteers have turned out to clean up after violent protests ransacked a north Milwaukee neighborhood following a police shooting.

Two to three dozen people are sweeping and picking up debris Sunday morning around a BP gas station that was burned and largely destroyed near the intersection at the center of the violence Saturday night.

Darlene Rose, who is 31, says she understands the anger that sparked the protests but that violence won't solve anything.

The unrest broke out hours after an officer shot a man who police say fled a traffic stop. Police say the man was armed, but it wasn't clear if he pointed a gun at or shot at the officer. The races of the man and officer haven't been released.

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2:37 a.m.

Simmering anger over the fatal shooting of a man by police erupted in violence on Milwaukee's predominantly black north side, with protesters skirmishing with officers over several hours and setting fire to at least four businesses in an outburst the mayor says was fed by social media.

The uprising that broke out Saturday evening didn't subside until after midnight, after city leaders called for calm. Police sat three people were arrested, and one officer was hurt by a brick thrown into a squad car.

The triggering event came Saturday afternoon, when a man fleeing police after a traffic stop was shot and killed. Police said the man was armed. Authorities say the man was shot in the chest and arm.

Neither his race nor the officer's was immediately released, nor were they identified.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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