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The ex-cop who shot Sylville Smith in Milwaukee has been found not guilty

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The former Wisconsin police officer who shot and killed Sylville Smith in August 2016 was found not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide on Wednesday, according to CNN.

Dominique Heaggan-Brown fired on Smith during a foot chase in Milwaukee nearly a year ago, sparking days of unrest in the city.

Dominique Heaggan-Brown fired on Smith during a foot chase in Milwaukee nearly a year ago, sparking days of unrest in the city.

A prosecutor earlier Wednesday reportedly argued Heaggan-Brown shot Smith as the suspect attempted to surrender.

Heaggan-Brown’s attorney countered that the former police officer acted quickly to protect himself and another law official.

The jury reportedly deliberated for about five hours before announcing Heaggan-Brown, 25, was not guilty of the charge against him.

Heaggan-Brown was facing up 60 years in prison upon conviction over his role in last year’s fatal encounter.

News agencies on Wednesday weighed in on the jury’s verdict by tweeting out headlines about the verdict.

Heaggan-Brown reportedly shot Smith twice during a foot chase in northwest Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood in August 2016.

Body-cam footage of the incident from another officer - which the jury viewed last week - showed Heaggan-Brown firing a second round into Smith’s chest.

The second shot purportedly followed Smith hurling his weapon over a fence and holding his hands over his head. The suspect was on the ground during the fatal shot.

Heaggan-Brown is still facing charges for an unrelated sexual assault probe for which he was fired from the Milwaukee Police Department in October 2016.

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