Minneapolis Police Arrest Man in Shooting of Protesters

Minneapolis Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection to the shootings of five Black Lives Matters protesters. 

The shootings took place Monday night just a block away from the police department’s 4th precinct.  Protesters have been at the precinct for more than a week following the officer-involved shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark. 

Five people were shot and treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

The suspect was arrested in Bloomington.  Authorities are still searching for two other suspects in connection to the shootings. 

Protesters say they will not stop their demonstrations despite the shooting. 

Jamar Clark was shot in the head by Minneapolis Police on November 15. He died the next day after being taken off of life-support. 

Police say Clark was a suspect in a domestic assault and was shot after allegedly interfering with paramedics who were trying to provide first aid to the victim. 

The shooting sparked protests after some witnesses said the man was handcuffed and not resisting when he was shot. Police, however, have disputed that. 

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident. 

A federal Civil Rights investigation has also been launched. 

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