Armed felon shot and killed in Minneapolis, sparking riots

This photo shows the scene of an officer involved shooting in a parking ramp in Minneapolis, Thursday, June 3, 2021. One person was killed Thursday when authorities who were part of a task force that included U.S. Marshals fired their weapons after the person displayed a handgun in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood, the U.S. Marshals said. (Renée Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

This photo shows the scene of an officer involved shooting in a parking ramp in Minneapolis, Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Renée Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

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Protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis after law enforcement officers fatally shot a suspect wanted for a gun possession charge. Protestors in the Uptown neighborhood looted and vandalized businesses, even setting a dumpster on fire Thursday night.

This comes after agents with the U.S. Marshals tried to apprehend a convicted felon who was wanted for unlawful possession of a firearm. The suspect was fatally shot after drawing a handgun and refusing to cooperate.

“During the incident, the subject, who was in a parked car, failed to comply and produced a handgun resulting in task force members firing upon the subject,” a statement released by a Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department spokesman.

Police reportedly used tear gas to disperse the protestors and several rioters were arrested. However, no Minneapolis police officers were involved in Thursday’s shooting.

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