This is an update to my post of earlier today. It seems as though some more facts are coming to light:
1 The man who was shot by police has been identified as Sylville Smith. He has an arrestfrom a shooting earlier this year, and for intimidating a witness in that case. Smith was charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety, a felony, on Feb. 3, 2015.
Authorities have him on tape instructing his girlfriend to tell the victim in that shooting to recant under threat of violence.
The victim recanted his identification of Smith and the case was dropped after the victim did not show up to court and was uncooperative. The victim then denied that he changed his story because of witness intimidation.
2 Court records show Smith has one prior conviction from 2014 for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, a misdemeanor.
A real choirboy.
3 The firearm that the man had when shot by police was stolen in a home burglary from March of this year.
Stolen? You mean he didn’t undergo a background check? Shocking!
4 The man arrested with Smith was Demario D. Pritchard, according to police records and sources. Earlier this year Pritchard, 24, was found guilty of felony possession of cocaine.
4 The officer who shot the man was also black.
No racism there…
5 Sylville Smith’s father, Patrick Smith, told Fox 6 News he blames gun laws and poor role models, including himself, for what happened:
Everyone playing their part in this city, blaming the white guy or whatever, and we know what they’re doing. Like, already I feel like they should have never OK’d guns in Wisconsin…They got us killing each other and when they even OK’d them pistols and they OK’d a reason to kill us too. Now somebody got killed reaching for his wallet, but now they can say he got a gun on him and they reached for it. And that’s justifiable. When we allowed them to say guns is good and it’s legal, we can bear arms. This is not the wild, wild west y’all.