Police Involved Shooting Following Traffic Stop In Minnesota Leads To Violent Protest

Credit: The Post Millennial


Hundreds gathered and began attacking police vehicles at the scene of a fatal traffic stop with an officer involved shooting in the Brooklyn Center neighborhood of Minnesota Sunday evening.

According to the Brooklyn Center Police Department, officers initiated a traffic stop at the 6300 block of Orchard Ave shortly before 2 PM Sunday.

A statement from police said that during the stop, officers determined that the driver had an outstanding warrant. As the officers were attempting to take the driver into custody, the driver reentered the vehicle. One officer discharged a firearm striking the driver who then travelled several blocks before crashing.

Officers and medical personnel attempted life saving measures, but the driver died at the scene. According to EMS audio, paramedics arrived at 1:48 PM and found one person dead. A woman who lives near the crash site said she saw officers pull a man out of a car and perform CPR. A female passenger in the vehicle sustained nonlife threatening injuries and was transported to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale. A police officer was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to the audio.

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