Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Explosives thrown at Milwaukee officers, 5 charged

From Fox6Now:

Five men are facing explosives-related charges stemming from the investigation into the incident that injured two Milwaukee police officers after a firework was thrown in their direction while on duty on Water Street in the early morning hours of July 5.

The two officers were standing in the median in near Water and Juneau when, shortly after midnight, a firework was thrown towards the two men and exploded. The blast injuring the two officers and deployed one of the nearby squad car’s airbags, according to court filings.

Three men are charged in connection to throwing the explosive device.

Derek M. Smith, 19, was charged Saturday, July 10, with two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon – party to a crime, one count of possession of explosives for an unlawful purpose – party to a crime, and one count of property damage by explosives.

Read more: https://www.fox6now.com/news/explosives-thrown-at-milwaukee-officers-5-suspects-now-charged

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