Transcript for Extremely Violent Protests Erupt in Baltimore Over Police Brutality
tonight with the breaking news from Baltimore. A city on edge since the death of a police suspect died in police custody. His spine nearly severed. And new images at this hour. More than a half dozen officers injured. You can see the officer's head being helped. And cars set on fire. Law enforcement across much of the city in riot gear this evening after the suspect, Freddie gray, died in police custody. This evening, the calls for restraint are being ignored. We are team coverage beginning with Jim Avila. Reporter: Tonight the horror erupting across Baltimore -- demonstrators jumping on police cars, setting some on fire -- the city erupting in rock-throwing, rubber bullet-shooting chaos. Looters breaking into stores in broad daylight. Hundreds of police in riot gear trying to regain control of the streets around a mall less than a mile from where Freddie grey was arrested. Most of the protestors were young people -- some wearing masks -- all refusing to back off. Police moving them back forcefully with shields and batons. But the protestors' rocks often hitting their targets -- we saw multiple officers injured -- most with broken bones. We were there as this riot geared officer loaded was loaded into an armorred vehicle for safety. The police spokesman visibly angry. We have seven officers injured during the course of this. One of them is unresponsive. This is not okay. Reporter: Police warning that they will use all of their tools to stop the violence and protect their officers. You're going to see tear gas, you're going to see pepper spray. We're going to use appropriate methods to ensure that were able to preserve safety of the community. Reporter: The rocks still flying late in the day and as you can see, the calls for peace are not holding here in Baltimore.
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