An Ex-officer, to appear before the court in fatal Milwaukee shooting

MILWAUKEE – A former Milwaukee police officer is set to appear in court after he is accused of reckless murder in the killing of a black man.

Dominique Heaggan-Brown is charged in the Aug. 13 death of 23-year-old Sylville Smith, a shot of him two days of rioting on Milwaukee north side. His first appearance is Friday.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said the police body-camera video shows that Smith had a gun in his hand, while Heaggan-Brown fired the first shot hit Smith in the biceps. Chisholm said Heaggan-Brown’s second shot to Smith’s chest came after Smith was and no longer had a gun. The shots were fired in less than two seconds.

Heaggan-Brown in October after he was accused in an alleged sexual assault.

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