The Milwaukee thug’s sister claims both the cop and her brother went to the same high school. The black cop who shot him did something different with his life, instead of becoming a gangster on the streets, but #BLM would prefer to defend the criminal instead of the officer.
A Milwaukee police officer believed to have shot dead a black man he went to high school with has been receiving death threats.
Police haven’t released the name of the officer who shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith on Saturday following a traffic stop, but widely shared social media posts and at least one news report identified him as a 24-year-old Dominique Heaggan-Brown.
At least 3,000 people shared a Facebook photo of Heaggan-Brown, who was independently identified by the Journal-Sentinal.
Furious Facebook users posted threatening comments under the picture with some saying ‘if he’s seen anywhere in the city drop him’ while another said someone should ‘shoot him right in his head’.
Smith’s sister Sherelle Smith, revealed in an interview with Fox 6 that the officer went to high school with her brother.
‘The boy knew my brother personally from high school. They knew each other. You knew exactly how my brother was and you shot and killed him,’ Sherelle added.
Relatives and friends from the Sherman Park neighborhood also confirmed that Heaggan and Smith, whose death has sparked violence in the city, knew each other.
Several people who shared the same photo of Heaggan in uniform and standing in front of a squad car, shared stories of interacting with him in the neighborhood.
Others urged restraint, saying to wait for all the facts before making up their minds, and asked people to not ‘destroy our own communities’.
Heaggan is also known locally as KB Domo, a musician who often collaborated with hip hop artist Dae Flywalker, the New York Daily News reported.
In a video shared on social media, Heaggan can be seen rapping and performing a freestyle verse.
The District 7 police station was briefly closed because of threats, including shots fired nearby Monday afternoon, Police Chief Edward Flynn told the Journal-Sentinel.
It reopened by 8pm.
Flynn said the officer is currently staying with relatives out of town.