12.31.2020

Police shoot and kill man during traffic stop just a mile from where George Floyd was Killed

"Cops shoot and kill man during traffic stop just a mile from where George Floyd was Killed"

Reports shows that on Wednesday night, December30, A man was killed by the Minneapolis police after he was shot at the City Powderhorn Neighbourhood.

It was gathered that Incident happened around 6:15pm (12.15am GMT) outside a gas station that was near the East 36th street at the Cader Avenue.

According to the Police Chief Medaria Arradondo he said that eye witness statements show the Man fired first at officers, who then reportedly fired back and killed him.
"Cops shoot and kill man during traffic stop just a mile from where George Floyd was Killed"

The suspect's female passenger was not hurt, nor were officers during the incident.

Arradondo said police body camera footage of the shooting will be released later today.

He added: "I want our communities to see that so they can see from themselves."

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is leading the investigation.

Mayor Jacob Frey released a statement on Wednesday evening.

He said: "Events of this past year have marked some of the darkest days in our city. We know a life has been cut short and that trust between communities of color and law enforcement is fragile.

"Rebuilding that trust will depend on complete transparency. I am working closely with Chief Arradondo to gather all the facts surrounding what happened tonight and will be relaying that information, in coordination with State partners, to community as quickly as possible.


"We must all be committed to getting the facts, pursuing justice, and keeping the peace."

The shooting incident is less than a mile from the street where George Floyd died while being detained by now-former police officers on Memorial Day in May.

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