About 10 people have been arrested in Milwaukee after dozens gathered near where a black man was fatally shot by police earlier this month.

Sgt. Timothy Gauerke said in a statement Tuesday night that Milwaukee police received complaints about crowds gathering in the Sherman Park neighborhood where Sylville Smith was killed Aug. 13, sparking two nights of violence.

Gauerke says police asked between 30 to 40 people to disperse. When some refused, police made arrests for disorderly conduct and resisting an officer.

According to Gauerke, police are patrolling the area, which has been cleared.

It wasn't immediately clear why the group had gathered. Gauerke didn't immediately respond to an inquiry seeking further details.

The state Department of Justice is investigating Smith's shooting. Police say he turned toward an officer with a gun in hand before he was shot.