It shows the officers' cars blocking a white vehicle at a petrol station on the city's south side, not far from where Mr Floyd died. Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said witnesses said the man fired at officers first and pledged to release body-camera video on Thursday. He said several officers carried out a search warrant at his home Wednesday night. It was hard to make out more detail.
Multiple outlets have reported that the victim is 23-year-old Dolal Idd of Eden Prairie. While authorities have not officially identified the man who was shot, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Thursday that emotions are raw for people in the city, especially "our Somali community, who has lost a young man". He expressed condolences to Idd's family, and said the quick release of the body-camera video was part of the city's attempt to be more transparent.
Prosecutors handling the Minneapolis case involving four former police officers charged in the death of George Floyd have asked that the trial be delayed by three months, citing coronavirus concerns, according to a report. The suspect fired first at police officers before they returned fire, the police chief said in a news conference.
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The police are heard shouting "Stop your vehicle, hands up, hands up!" before shots are fired, including by the officers. A woman who was a passenger in the man's auto was unharmed. He declined to say whether police recovered a gun at the site of the shooting. Elder said that the police had pulled a driver over because he was wanted for a crime, although Elder said he did not know what the crime was. No officers were injured, but a bullet hole was reportedly found in one of the squad cars.
"We want to do everything we can to protect everyone's First Amendment rights to freely assemble and demonstrate but I say again, we cannot allow destructive criminal behavior". Police did not provide details of the supposed felony nor release any information about the man, including his race. That man turned the gun on himself as police closed in. Later in the evening, protesters remained relatively peaceful as they gathered at a bonfire built in the street. His death prompted demonstrations throughout the country by protesters calling for the end of systemic racism and police brutality.
The incident happened on Wednesday night (local time) while officers were carrying out a traffic stop with a man suspected of a felony.