Screenshot courtesy Mercado Media

[LIVE] Police Shooting Of Black Man In Minnesota Prompts Protesters Facing Off With Police


BROOKLYN CENTER, MINNESOTA — An officer-involved shooing took place just after 1 pm local time today, and over 100 people have gathered at the scene to protest the shooting.

The man police shot is said to have died.

Circumstances surrounding the shooting are hazy, but Fox9 provided the following information:

Police say the situation started just before 2 p.m. when officers tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on the 6300 block of Orchard Avenue. During the stop, police say they learned the driver had an outstanding warrant and attempted to take him into custody but the man got back into the vehicle.

As the man got back into the vehicle, police say an officer fired his gun, hitting the driver. It’s unclear why the officer fired shots.


A live video of the protests can be found below, coming from the Facebook page Mercado Media.

A different live stream from Unicorn Riot can be viewed below.

This is a developing story.

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