In Minneapolis, officers shoot and kill suspect, sparking small protest

Winston Boogie Smith

Winston Boogie Smith

Authorities said Friday that Smith was wanted on a weapons violation and fired a gun before two deputies shot him while he was inside a parked vehicle.

In case there's any remaining doubt that some woke mouthpieces are far more interested in the acts of protesting and rioting than the people they're supposedly standing up for, let's have a look at a video of one protester who hit the streets of Minneapolis Thursday night after us marshals fatally shot 32-year-old Winston Boogie Smith, who was wanted for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The AP reported that members of a task force were attempting to arrest a person who was wanted on a state warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm when the person produced a firearm.

After yesterday's shooting, a small crowd gathered in the neighbourhood, shouting expletives at police. "I don't know exactly what happened".

BCA added to the station that evidence indicates Smith fired his gun from inside the auto and a handgun was recovered at the scene.

"I wasn't there." she said of Thursday's shooting.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said there is no squad camera footage of the shooting, and the U.S. Marshals Service does not allow body cameras for officers on this task force.

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The U.S. Marshals said a female who was in the vehicle was treated for minor injuries due to glass debris.

While social media showed one story overnight, mainstream media reports told of "peaceful" gatherings. A spokeswoman with the U.S. Marshals said the U.S. Marshals leads the task force, which is comprised of several agencies.

Nine people were arrested on charges that ranged from arson, assault and damage to property, police said.

Minneapolis police were not involved in the incident, the newspaper reported.

Today, graffiti reading "Mpls still hates cops" and "No trial for them" marked the building next to the parking ramp where Smith was shot.

Late into the night, a handful of rioters smashed windows of businesses and looted at least two stores, according to Rebecca Brannon, a local independent photojournalist.

Tensions have run high in the city since May 2020 when George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer, sparking global protests about racial inequality and police brutality. Crews cleared artwork, flowers and other items from 38th Street and Chicago Avenue where Floyd was killed, informally known as George Floyd Square, but community activists quickly put up makeshift barriers. Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder in April. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter is charged with manslaughter in Wright's death.

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