The governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to help with the violence and rioting in Baltimore. Gov. Larry Hogan signed the order Monday night at the request of the city.
A CVS drugstore and a Baltimore MTA police car were set on fire Monday afternoon amid civil protests in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray.
"We are working with our partners in the Baltimore City Fire Dept while they put the fire out at the business - Pennsylvania /North Ave," The Baltimore Police Department said via Twitter.
Gray, who was 25 years old, died after suffering serious spinal injuries while in police custody. He died April 19, days after his encounter with police. Earlier on Monday, the 2,500-capacity New Shiloh Baptist church was filled with mourners, many of whom filed past Gray's casket before the service began.
At least seven police officers suffered injuries after a clash with a large group of protesters, officials said. The White House said it was monitoring the situation.
"I strongly condemn the actions of the offenders who are engaged in direct attacks against innocent civilians, businesses and law enforcement officers," Hogan said in statement via Twitter.