Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
News >  Nation/World

Sister: Officer, Milwaukee shooting victim knew each other

Associated Press

MILWAUKEE – The sister of a black man shot to death by a Milwaukee police officer says the two men knew each other from high school.

Sylville Smith was shot Saturday afternoon by an officer whom police have not yet named. Smith’s sister Sherelle Smith tells Fox6-TV that the men both went to Pulaski High School on the city’s southwest side.

The officer is 24. Smith was 23. It’s not clear how well the men knew each other. The high school currently has about 1,500 students.

Police say Smith was fleeing a traffic stop and was armed with a handgun when he was shot by the officer, who is also black. The shooting is under investigation.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe now to get breaking news alerts in your email inbox

Get breaking news delivered to your inbox as it happens.