DETROIT — Police say a man referencing the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, was arrested as a crowd gathered on Detroit's east side following a police shooting.
Sgt. Michael Woody says Thursday that the man was pepper-sprayed as he crossed a police line Wednesday evening and made "contact" with an officer.
Woody says the man was "citing the issues in Ferguson." Dozens of protesters have been arrested in that city as rioting followed 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting death Saturday.
The crowd gathered in Detroit when officers shot a man in the shoulder following an illegal gun deal and car chase. Woody says a suspect in the illegal gun case tried to run down police. Two men were arrested as part of that case.