Autopsy Shows Sylville Smith Was Shot Twice in Shooting That Sparked Milwaukee Protests


An autopsy conducted Monday showed Sylville Smith was shot in his chest and arm, authorities said, backing up the official account of Saturday’s shooting of a black man by a Milwaukee police officer.

But after two nights of violent protests, Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday announced a 10 p.m. weeknight curfew for teenagers to help curb the demonstrations.

Chunks of concrete and rocks hurled at police — and shards of glass from shattered squad car windows — injured seven officers, upping the two-day tally to 11 wounded cops, Police Chief Edward Flynn said on Monday.

Additionally, an 18-year-old man was shot and seriously injured, and officers had to use an armored vehicle to retrieve the man and take him to a hospital. Flynn said the city’s ShotSpotter system recorded 30 instances of gunfire on Sunday night, after 48 instances were recorded on Saturday.

While the looting and burning of businesses that characterized Saturday night’s melee was absent on Sunday, Flynn said three squad cars were damaged, a police BearCat vehicle was struck by two bullets, an automobile and several dumpsters were set ablaze and a store had its windows smashed.

“The individuals who are doing this are making it more difficult — not less difficult — to attract investments and jobs in the very neighborhoods where we need them the most,” Barrett said.

Police arrested 14 people on Sunday, all adults and all for disorderly conduct.

“I won’t be happy until these creep rioters crawl back in their hole,” Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said on “America’s Newsroom” on Monday.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker put the National Guard on standby for any repeat of violence. Protests were peaceful most of Sunday evening before a confrontation between police and demonstrators after 11 p.m. The Guard was never called in.

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SOURCE: Fox News