Date: August 14, 2016 # Injured: 3 # Killed: 0 Address: 16th and Jefferson Street State: Kentucky City: Louisville
Date: August 14, 2016 # Injured: 1 # Killed: 0 Address: 25th and Roosevelt State: Wisconsin City: Milwaukee
Date: August 14, 2016 # Injured: 1 # Killed: 0 Address: 16300 block of Dixie Highway State: Illinois City: Harvey
Date: August 14, 2016 # Injured: 3 # Killed: 0 Address: 1000 Omni Boulevard State: Virginia City: Newport News
Date: August 14, 2016 # Injured: 1 # Killed: 0 Address: 2300 block of James Avenue North State: Minnesota City: Minneapolis
Date: August 14, 2016 # Injured: 0 # Killed: 1 Address: 1200 block of Jefferson Road State: Minnesota City: Northfield
Date: August 14, 2016 # Injured: 0 # Killed: 1 Address: 632 E. Euclid Avenue State: Iowa City: Des Moines
Date: August 14, 2016 # Injured: 0 # Killed: 0 Address: 4000 Pollack Avenue State: Indiana City: Evansville
A car was set on fire during protests in Milwaukee over the police shooting of a 23-year-old man. (Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via AP) The city of Milwaukee erupted into violent protests after police fatally shot a 23-year-old armed with a pistol earlier on Saturday. Flames lit up the night sky as six businesses and one car were set on fire. Nearly 800 residents turned out to protest the day’s shooting after a social media post urged Milwaukeeans to demonstrate and rally against police. The incident that sparked the night’s violence occurred earlier in the day around 3:30 p.m when officers stopped a car driving down a north-side neighborhood. Two occupants in the car leapt out of the vehicle and led police on a foot chase. During the pursuit, an unidentified officer shot and killed one of the suspects, a 23-year-old Milwaukee resident. The suspect was carrying a semiautomatic handgun previously reported as stolen in March. The second man who fled the car was eventually caught and is currently in police custody. Milwaukee Police Assistant Chief Bill Jessup said the exact details of the shooting were unclear, including whether the suspect shot at the officer. No police were injured in the pursuit. “That officer had to make a split-second decision when the person confronted him with a handgun,” Jessup said. “This is a risk they take every day on behalf of our community.” Nefataria Gordon told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that she knew the man killed by police and his kindness was the reason behind Saturday evening’s protests. “He was a nice, good person. He was really respected. That’s why everyone came out. They’re angry,” said Gordon. Alderman Khalif J. Rainey told The New York Times there’s an obvious air of frustration in the community and that Saturday’s shooting stoked that fire. “The black people of Milwaukee are tired,” Rainey said, adding, “They’re tired of living under this oppression. What has happened may not have been right.” “I’m not justifying that, but nobody can deny that there are racial problems here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that have to be rectified, because if you don’t, you’re one day away,” he said. Milwaukee police battled gunshots, fires and rocks thrown from demonstrators. One officer was injured and taken to an area hospital after a brick was thrown through a squad car window. The officer was struck in the head. Mayor Tom Barrett pleaded with citizens to stay indoors and keep their kids at home. “If you love your son, if you love your daughter, text them, call them, pull them by ear and get them home,” Barrett said during a press conference with reporters. Although MPD tweeted early Sunday morning that order was being restored, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker activated the state’s national guard to assist local police with future demonstrations. “Following a request from Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, and after discussions with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Adjutant General Donald Dunbar, I have activated the Wisconsin National Guard to be in a position to aid local law enforcement upon request,” a statement from Walker read. “I join Milwaukee’s leaders and citizens in calling for continued peace and prayer.” The post Milwaukee descends into violence after police shoot armed suspect appeared first on Guns.com.
Officer Jose Chavez, pictured at his 2013 police graduation, was shot and killed Friday during a traffic stop. (Photo: Dona Ana County Sheriff via AP) A New Mexico police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop that eventually netted two Ohio fugitives on Friday. The shooting began after police officer Jose Chavez stopped a silver Lexus around 3:40 p.m. on Friday in Hatch. As Chavez approached the vehicle, a man immediately exited the car and fired at the officer, striking him in the neck. A second officer arriving on scene witnessed the shooting and returned fire. The suspects fled the scene with a third responding officer in pursuit. At some point during the high-speed chase, the suspects ditched the Lexus in an attempt to throw police off their trail. “The suspects abandoned the vehicle they were in and reportedly carjacked a red Chevrolet Cruze at the rest area and allegedly shot the driver of that car,” Kelly Jameson, spokeswoman for the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, told the Chillicothe Gazette. The owner of the Chevy Cruze was transported to University Medical Center, but no information has been provided on the condition of the driver. Police eventually caught back up with the suspects on a state highway. Using “stop sticks” officers were able to deflate the car’s tires resulting in the driver losing control and crashing into a pile of wood. Initially, the driver barricaded himself in the car but eventually turned himself over to police. The driver, who suffered a gunshot wound in the thigh, was taken into custody and transported to the hospital. The other two suspects were captured a few hours later. Two of the three suspects have been identified as Ohio fugitives James D. Nelson II and Jesse D. Hanes. The two were wanted in connection with the July 25 shooting death of a 62-year-old man. James Nelson II, left, and Jesse Hanes, right, were arrested for the shooting death of the New Mexico officer and are also wanted in connection with the death of an Ohio man. (Photo: Ross County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office) The Ohio sheriff’s office handling the murder investigation issued a statement online saying the two men had violent criminal histories and were to be considered armed and dangerous. Officials believed the two had fled the state after the murder and their vehicle was found in New Jersey a few days later. No information has been released by police regarding the third suspect. Hatch’s Mayor Andy Nuñez confirmed to local reporters that he was notified of the officer’s death by Police Chief Trey Gimler. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas was also notified and released a statement to local news station ABC-7 offering prayers to the family of the slain officer. “All of New Mexico stands with the Chavez family, the Hatch Police Department and southern New Mexico after the horrific death of Officer Jose Chavez,” Balderas said. “We offer our prayers, thoughts and condolences and stand ready to assist the family and our brothers and sisters in law enforcement in Dona Aña County.” The post New Mexico cop fatally shot during traffic stop appeared first on Guns.com.