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Mother: Milwaukee shooting victim was 23-year-old man

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Sylville Smith (family photo) Sylville Smith (family photo)
MILWAUKEE -

A woman has identified her 23-year-old son as the man fatally shot by Milwaukee police.
    
Mildred Haynes told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2aW6oE6 ) that her son, Sylville Smith, was killed Saturday in a police shooting that triggered explosive protests on the city's north side.
    
Haynes says Smith had a 2-year-old son.
    
Police say Smith fled during a traffic stop and was armed. It's unclear whether he pointed a gun at officers.
    
The Journal Sentinel reported Smith was charged last year in a shooting and was later charged with pressuring the victim to withdraw testimony that identified him as the gunman. Both felony charges were later dropped for reasons that are unclear.
    
A Milwaukee police spokesman didn't immediately respond to messages seeking confirmation of Smith as the suspect.

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