MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police have identified the 23-year-old man who was shot and killed by an officer Saturday afternoon.
The man has been identified as Sylville K. Smith. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said Smith has a lengthy arrest record.
The shooting triggered explosive protests on the city's north side overnight.
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Police said Smith fled during a traffic stop and was armed. It's unclear whether he pointed a gun at officers.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Smith was charged last year in a shooting and was later charged with pressuring the victim to withdraw testimony that identified him as the gunman. Both felony charges were later dropped for reasons that are unclear.