Three in Custody After Five Shot at Minneapolis Protest

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2 Men Held in Shooting of 5 at Minneapolis Black Lives Matter Protest.

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared side by side with police superintendent Garry McCarthy at press conference late Tuesday afternoon to urge peaceful protests. MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police say the second person arrested in connection with Monday night’s shooting that injured five Black Lives Matter protesters has been released following questioning, and two more are now in custody.Jamar Clark died from a gunshot wound to the head after an encounter with two Minneapolis police officers in North Minneapolis early on the morning of Nov. 15.A demonstrator speaks about his encounter with attackers who were shooting at five protesters near the Minneapolis Police 4th Precinct earlier in the night, as protesters gather Tuesday in front of the precinct in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

Two men have been arrested and other suspects are being sought after five people were shot in Minneapolis near a protest over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man. A 23-year-old white man was taken into custody in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Tuesday around 11:20 a.m., Minneapolis police said in a statement, and a 32-year-old Hispanic man was arrested in South Minneapolis at about 12:05 p.m. A massive line of protesters is marching from Minneapolis’ north side to downtown, demonstrating against the fatal shooting of a black man in a Nov. 15 confrontation with police.

The teenager is seen striding down the center of a two-way street and appears to be carrying a knife when the dashboard camera of a police patrol vehicle captures the moment that two officers point handguns at him. Clark’s shooting is the latest incident to highlight the often strained relationship between residents of Minneapolis’ North Side and the city’s police department. A live stream of the rally for 24-year-old Jamar Clark showed demonstrators filling the width of a city street and snaking for several blocks, walking and chanting as they go.

McDonald turns briefly toward one of the officers and is then shot, the impact of the first bullet apparently spinning him around before he collapses on the street. It’s also brought more attention to the economic struggles of Minnesota’s black residents, who badly trail their white counterparts in terms of household income and educational achievement.

The five people wounded were among a number of demonstrators outside a north Minneapolis police precinct where people have gathered for more than a week to protest the shooting of Jamar Clark, 24, who was killed by a police officer on Nov. 15. Henry Habu, who said he has been providing security for protesters, said he and others approached four white people who were standing under a “Justice4Jamar” sign to ask what they were doing there.

Wronski-Riley said that at this point the men “turned around and without warning and started shooting at us … everything was super chaotic.” Asked about the allegations swirling on social media, Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder said it was “way too early in this investigation” to make a statement about claims the shooters were white supremacists. “I have heard a dozen different theories, and as part of our investigation we will investigate every one of these until we can ascertain which one is applicable,” he told NBC News. Police responded to a disturbance call across the street from the Elks Lodge, a popular neighborhood hangout less than two blocks from the precinct station.

Oluchi Omeoga witnessed the shooting and said a handful of protesters followed three men in masks to a street corner, where the men pulled out weapons and began firing. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman issued a statement Tuesday after repeated requests by black activist groups to make the decision himself rather than go to a grand jury. Upon arriving at the scene, the police placed the victim in handcuffs and slammed him to the ground.” – According to police scanner audio of the incident posted on the MN Police Clips Facebook page the apparent domestic confrontation started in an apartment. An officer is later heard requesting all available squad cars, saying, “We’ve got a big crowd; we need a lot of cops.” – A statement from police said that officers answered a call about an assault and were then alerted that Clark “had returned to the area and was confronting paramedics and disrupting their ability to render aid” to his girlfriend. Some witnesses said on Twitter that they had been sprayed with Mace by the police following the shooting, including an organizer who was trying to film the aftermath, Ms.

In a video posted on Facebook by a witness, one woman was repeatedly shouting, “Y’all just killed that man!” Others nearby were pointing at police and taunting them. The police did not respond to that report in a news release, and a police spokesman declined to answer questions beyond what was written in the statement. The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said it has video from the ambulance, a mobile police camera and other sources, but none of the footage shows the event in its entirety. A federal criminal civil rights investigation is also underway to determine whether police intentionally violated Clark’s civil rights through excessive force.

As in other cities where officer-involved shootings of black men have occurred, the protesters in Minneapolis have sought video evidence to resolve discrepancies between the accounts of the police and of witnesses. – The U.S. attorney’s office said Nov. 17 that the FBI would conduct the federal investigation requested by the mayor, with an independent review of all evidence by the office as well as U.S.

Evans said that cellphone video, surveillance footage from nearby buildings and a camera in an ambulance had captured portions of the encounter, but not all of it. About 50 people were outside the building on Tuesday morning, with more trickling in, and some said they planned to stay despite a request from Clark’s family to end the protests. Police tweeted early Tuesday that officers are searching for three white male suspects in the shooting that occurred shortly before 11 p.m. about a block from the 4th Precinct. He said the video will be withheld for now because “we don’t want to taint the interviews with the witnesses.” – The BCA on Nov. 18 identified the officers as Mark Ringgenberg, 30, and Dustin Schwarze, 28. Keith Ellison, whose district includes Minneapolis, Eddie Sutton says his family appreciates the support protesters have shown since the death of his brother, Jamar Clark.

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