Arson

Man indicted in arson of gas station during Milwaukee riots after fatal police shooting

Man indicted in arson of gas station during Milwaukee riots after fatal police shooting

Federal prosecutors in Milwaukee have indicted a 20-year-old man suspected of setting fire to a gas station during rioting last year after a police officer fatally shot a black man.

The U.S. attorney's office announced the two-count indictment against Toronse Carter on Wednesday. He pleaded not guilty through a public defender during his first appearance in federal court and is being detained without a bond.

Prosecutors have already charged two other men suspected of participating in rioting and arson on Milwaukee's north side in the aftermath of the police shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith on Aug. 13, 2016. A jury in June concluded that the officer who shot Smith,...

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