Minneapolis police were part of another officer-involved shooting when a suspect was shot and killed Wednesday evening during a traffic stop about two miles from the site where police killed George Floyd.
The man was suspected of committing a felony, police spokesperson John Elder said that "gunfire was exchanged." There was also a woman in the car but she was unharmed, MPR news reported.
People from the neighborhood gathered with media and grilled PIO John Elder as he briefed media. Lots we don't know… https://t.co/f1UhwqNkuE— Jon Collins (@Jon Collins) 1609379953.0
According to reporter Jon Collins, the body cameras were activated.
After the incident, onlookers who don't trust the police after the Floyd slaying began throwing objects at them, a Washington Post reporter overheard on a police scanner. They called them balls of ice, alleged "assaultive behavior," and asked for permission to shoot "less-lethal" 40mm rounds at the people in response. The supervisor just said no.
Per scanner, officers asked for supervisor permission to use 40mm less-lethal rounds to respond to what one describ… https://t.co/xvfOVtRmcC— Holly Bailey (@Holly Bailey) 1609385490.0
Mr. Collins captured photos of the protesters which grew from about 12 to about 100 people of the course of the evening.
A bullhorn has come out. And the crowd of about 50 has started chanting, "Fuck 12" and "ACAB." https://t.co/gPjWuJxWG6— Jon Collins (@Jon Collins) 1609381662.0