At least one police officer was run over by a truck in Philadelphia as protesters stormed the streets Monday night in response to a fatal police shooting earlier in the day.
The injured police officer could be seen on social media as a black truck veered into a group of officers across the street to protect themselves from oncoming protesters, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
The officer’s condition was not immediately clear.
Rebellious demonstrations erupted over the death of Water Wallace, who was shot dead by police after refusing to drop a knife around 4 p.m.
Footage posted on Twitter by Philadelphia Inquire reporter Samantha Melamed shows protesters around container and police car fires.
The newspaper reported that some protesters also threw objects, including bricks, at cops in riot gear during tense opposition in the police area.
Robberies were also reported in several shops in the city.
The video of the fatal meeting earlier Monday shows Wallace walking towards officers who are aimed at him.
Witnesses told the questioner that Wallace carried a knife but did not throw himself at the police.
Two officers opened fire on Wallace. His father, Walter Wallace Sr., said his son had been shot 1
The names of the officers were not announced immediately. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Daniel Outlaw said an investigation was under way.