Details Released In Fatal Police Shooting In Minneapolis
Minneapolis (KROC AM News) - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released information about a fatal officer-involved shooting in Minneapolis.
The agency also says there are no police video recordings of the deadly incident.
The BCA says the shooting took place Thursday afternoon on the top level of a parking ramp in Uptown Minneapolis. Local law enforcement officers who are members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were sent there to apprehend “a man who had a warrant for a felony firearms violation.”
The BCA says the officers found him in a vehicle with a woman and they “made contact with him in an attempt to take him into custody.” The preliminary investigation indicates the man “fired his weapon from inside the vehicle.”
The BCA says “a Hennepin County sheriff’s deputy and a Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy serving on the task force discharged their weapons, striking the man. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.”
The 27-year-old woman in the vehicle was taken to the hospital for treatment of glass injuries and released.
The BCA says the U.S Marshal Service currently does not allow the use of body cameras for officers serving on its North Star Fugitive Task Force. There is no squad camera footage of the incident.
The shooting led to another round of protests, looting, and property damage in Minneapolis. Numerous incidents were reported Thursday night with multiple arrests.
Police also had to deal with protesters who blocked traffic Friday afternoon at a busy intersection.
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