Trust in the police is low among many, however, and protesters are questioning the official story.
Police Chief Dotson asserted that the man who died was black and in his early 20s, though his identity has not yet been revealed.
Protesters were quick to the scene of the shooting, as many had already been gathered to protest the one year anniversary of the shooting of 25-year-old Kajieme Powell nearby.
Page Blvd pic.twitter.com/e5bK7N1ey6— Jesse Bogan (@JesseBogan) August 19, 2015
By the afternoon, a protest was blocking off the street, riot police had arrived, and a dispersal order had been issued. Armoured vehicles were also on the scene, and demonstrators had reportedly began throwing water bottles at them.
What in the hell are citizens supposed to think and act when an armored truck drives right up on to the sidewalk? https://t.co/4uXVpUTGLF— Palli Davis Holubar (@palliddh) August 19, 2015
Arrests are currently taking place, and we will continue updating as the story unfolds.
Another arrest on Page. pic.twitter.com/pyLJarUSi0— Jesse Bogan (@JesseBogan) August 19, 2015
Second arrest pic.twitter.com/oqWDZpWzMj— Search4Swag (@search4swag) August 19, 2015