Minneapolis man shoots himself as cops approach, sparking more civil unrest

August 27, 2020 / 47.7K views

KSTP reported: "Minneapolis police confirmed the body was found at Ramp A, located in the area of 10th Street North and Currie Avenue. Upon arrival they located a man who appeared to be shot and was deceased.

A preliminary investigation indicates that three people, two men and one woman, were in a dispute that turned physical. A man pulled out a gun and shot the other man. The shooter and the woman fled the area on foot. Officers at the scene were able to quickly put together a description of the suspects. According to police, officers located the woman a short time later and took her into custody. At this time, she is being detained to determine her level of involvement in the shooting. Police do not believe it was a random attack as the three people appear to have known each other.

Later, at about 6 p.m., the male suspect was located on foot on Nicollet Mall between 8th Street and 9th Street. As officers approached the suspect, the suspect produced a handgun and took his own life. Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder said people began to live stream to social media that officers had shot the suspect in the head. Elder said that information is false and police have surveillance video of the incident taking place. 

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The video, a surveillance camera owned by the city, shows a man in a white T-shirt, wearing a black backpack and a hat.

"He appears to have seen officers approaching. He turned into a doorway of a building, produced a handgun, put it up underneath his chin. He then adjusted his stance, and shot himself underneath the chin closer to where it meets the neck," Elder said."

Source: kstp

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