Minneapolis Police: One Man Released, 2 Others Turn Themselves in over Protester Shooting
Minneapolis police have released one man, and two others have turned themselves in in connection to the shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters.
Authorities arrested two suspects earlier Tuesday. One, a 23-year-old man, was arrested in Bloomington. One of the men has since been released.
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 fatal officer-involved shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.
Five people were shot and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
On Tuesday night, hundreds of protesters marched from the 4th precinct in Minneapolis’ north side down to City Hall seeking answers in the shooting 24-year-old Jamar Clark.
Protests erupted following the shooting after some witnesses said Clark was handcuffed and not resisting when he was shot. Police have disputed that.
Clark was shot in the head by Minneapolis police after allegedly interfering with paramedics who were tending to a victim of domestic violence.
Clark was allegedly the suspect in the domestic violence incident.
He died the next day after being taken off of life-support.
Protesters were calling for the release of video showing the shooting.
Cameras from an ambulance, mobile police camera, housing cameras and cell phone footage captured the shooting.
However, police say none of the videos show the full incident and that releasing them could compromise the investigation.