National Guard activated after looting in downtown Minneapolis, following rumors that police killed homicide suspect
August 27, 2020
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Walz mobilized the Minnesota National Guard on Wednesday night after people looted downtown Minneapolis businesses, in the wake of a homicide suspect shooting himself.
Police released a graphic video, which showed the man's suicide, after a crowd gathered and believed it was the police who killed the suspect.
"The rumor was that we shot him," said John Elder, a Minneapolis police spokesman, but he said no officers fired a shot.