Prosecutors to Decide on Charges in Minneapolis Protester Shootings

Prosecutors in Minneapolis must soon decide whether to file charges against four men arrested in connection to the shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters. 

Police say five people were shot last week near the Minneapolis Police Fourth Precinct where dozens of protesters have been camped out since the November 15 fatal shooting of Jamar Clark. 

All five were treated for non-life threatening injuries.  

Prosecutors have until noon Monday to decide whether the four men allegedly involved will be charged.  

Police say 24-year-old Jamar 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.

The Minnesota BCA is investigating the shooting. 

A federal Civil Rights investigation has also been launched. 

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