MILWAUKEE -- As daylight broke on Sunday, August 14th, we got a clearer idea of the destruction done to businesses in the Sherman Park neighborhood -- in the wake of an officer-involved fatal shooting near 44th and Auer Saturday afternoon.
Angry crowds took to the streets in Milwaukee on Saturday night to protest the shooting death of an armed man by a police officer.
Protesters burned several stores and threw rocks at police in the city's north side, leaving one officer injured. Smoke and orange flames filled the night sky.
The incident started Saturday afternoon when two officers stopped two people who were in a car in the north side, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.
Shortly after, both car occupants fled on foot as officers pursued them, police said.
During the chase, an officer shot one of the two -- a 23-year-old man who was armed with a handgun, according to authorities.
"He (officer) ordered that individual to drop his gun, the individual did not drop his gun," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. "He had the gun with him and the officer fired several times."
The man was shot twice -- in the arm and chest. He died at the scene. It's unclear whether the second occupant of the car was in police custody.
Police said his handgun was stolen during a burglary in Waukesha in March.
"The victim of that burglary reported 500 rounds of ammunition were also stolen with the handgun," police said in a statement.
The officer, 24, was assigned to District 7 and has six years of service with the Milwaukee Police Department -- three of those as an officer.
He was not injured and will be placed on administrative duty during the investigation and subsequent review by the district attorney's office.
At the time of the shooting, he was wearing a body camera, Barrett said, adding that it was his understanding that it was operational.
By state law, the Wisconsin Department of Justice will lead the investigation.
Hours after the shooting, a large crowd turned out to protest. Some demonstrators threw objects at police cars, leaving one officer hospitalized after a brick struck him in the head, the mayor said.
Fires burned at the BP gas station near Sherman and Burleigh, Jet Beauty at 35th and Fond du Lac, the BMO Harris Bank at 36th and Fond du Lac, the O'Reilly Auto Parts store at Fond du Lac and Burleigh and MJM Liquor at Fond du Lac and North.
As the chaos escalated, authorities implored the crowds to disperse and go home. Some used social media to urge others to come out and take part in the protests, according to Barrett.
"If you love your son, if you love your daughter text them, call them, pull them by the ears and get them home. Get them home right now before more damage is done," the mayor said.
The mayor said police presence will be strong as part of an "all-out-effort" to restore order. At least three people have been arrested, he said.
The shooting occurred near the scene of a double homicide that happened this month. In the related attacks August 9, a man was shot dead while another one was fatally stabbed, police said.
"This is a neighborhood that has unfortunately been affected by violence in the recent past," Barrett said.
"I know this neighborhood very very well. And there are a lot of really really good people who live in this area -- in the Sherman Park area, who can't stand this violence."
At 3:20 a.m. Sunday, police tweeted that they were restoring order and "reducing deployments."
Local officials plan to meet with church and community leaders Sunday to discuss ways to move forward.