Details On Officer-Involved Shooting That Sparked Massive Milwaukee Riot

An officer-involved shooting sparked a Milwaukee riot which escalated from a Black Lives Matter protest.

An officer-involved shooting sparked a Milwaukee riot which escalated from a Black Lives Matter protest.

Details On Officer-Involved Shooting That Sparked Massive Milwaukee Riot

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – We are learning more about the officer-involved shooting that sparked rioting on Saturday night. During the riots, multiple buildings were set on fire, shots were fired at police and firefighters, bricks were thrown at officers and patrol cars, at least two patrol cars were set on fire, and an officer was hit over the head with a brick. A gas station was set on fire during the riot, and firefighters were unable to respond due to shots being fired at first responders.

Despite the violence and destruction, most media organizations refuse to report on the incident as a riot, and refer to the criminal perpetrators as “protesters.” While the incident initially started as a Black Lives Matter protest, the incident ceased being a “protest” when they started rioting.

The details about the shooting which sparked the riot have been slowly coming out. Our information so far indicates that at around 3:30 PM, Milwaukee police officers conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle. After the car stopped, at least two of the vehicle’s occupants fled on foot.

An unidentified 24-year-old male officer, chased after one of the suspects. During the chase, the 23-year old male suspect pulled out a stolen pistol that was fully loaded with stolen ammunition. The officer ordered the suspect to drop the gun. The suspect did not drop the gun, and the officer fatally shot him.

The officer was wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting. It’s likely that the camera may not have covered the officer’s actions at the exact moment of the shooting, because if the officer was pointing his gun at the suspect, then his arms would have likely blocked the camera.

Without a clear picture on the body camera, Milwaukee Police Department would need to interview the officer to determine some of the details on the shooting. These interviews often don’t happen until a couple of days after the shooting. For this reason, it is likely that we may not get many new details in the next few days about the circumstances of the shooting. The delay is likely to be used as an excuse for more rioting.

Milwaukee PD would not release the races of the suspect or officer, but our sources tell us that the suspect was a black male.

The Milwaukee police chief, Edward Flynn, is in Texas due to a family emergency and was not available to respond after the incident. Chief Flynn was just featured the in the chilling video that we posted yesterday which shows the violence that police officers are forced to confront.