Monday, August 15, 2016


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.



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