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Minneapolis mayor sets a curfew, calls for National Guard after downtown stores looted, windows smashed


August 27, 2020

Carlos Gonzalez – Star Tribune

Police cleared out and secured Saks OFF 5th in downtown Minneapolis. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • – Minneapolis, MN – August 26, 2020, One dead after altercation in downtown Minneapolis parking ramp.

Minneapolis police say a man suspected in a Wednesday afternoon homicide fatally shot himself hours later on Nicollet Mall as officers closed in, sparking protests and looting in the heart of downtown.

The man, who is Black, was wanted in the slaying of a man in a downtown parking garage. He was on foot at 8th and Nicollet at 6 p.m. As police pulled up, he ducked into a doorway and shot himself in the head while onlookers scrambled away. The man has not been identified.

The incident was captured on city surveillance video, which police released within 90 minutes. The video confirms the police account of what happened and shows the man glancing over his shoulder before pulling out the gun and firing, then collapsing to the ground as a half-dozen witnesses ran away with their hands in the air. The officers, one of whom had his gun drawn, shooed a remaining witness away and kicked the suspect's gun away before performing chest compressions.


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