Minneapolis: BCA recovers gun from scene where black man firing pistol was shot by police

John Thompson, activist and friend of Philando Castile, arrives near the scene of an officer-involved shooting Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Minneapolis. Police in Minneapolis say officers shot and killed a man who was firing a handgun as he walked down a city street. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 06/24 — The Latest on a fatal police shooting in Minneapolis (all times local): 6:35 p.m. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says officials have recovered a black and silver handgun from the scene of a Minneapolis police shooting that left a man dead.

The bureau, which is investigating the shooting, said Sunday that the man ran from officers while holding a gun. Authorities say Minneapolis police officers pursued and then shot the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Some witnesses have disputed the police account of the shooting, saying the man didn’t have a gun.

The bureau says officers’ body cameras recorded the shooting, but squad car cameras did not. The BCA says it will release the names of the officers who shot their weapons after “both” have provided interviews.

Agents are also interviewing witnesses and participants in the incident. The bureau says it will turn over the findings of its investigation for review to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

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A crowd gathers near the scene of an officer-involved shooting which took place a few hours earlier Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Minneapolis. Police in Minneapolis say officers shot and killed a man who was firing a handgun as he walked down a city street. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

 

4:15 p.m.

People are congregating outside a Minneapolis police station to protest after officers shot and killed a black man over the weekend.

The Star Tribune reports demonstrators gathered Sunday outside the Fourth Precinct station, which was the site of protests following the police killing of 24-year-old Jamar Clark in 2015.

Police say the man shot Saturday was firing a handgun as he walked outside in north Minneapolis. Some witnesses have disputed the police account of the shooting, saying the man didn’t have a gun.

Community members have planned a vigil near the shooting scene for Sunday evening. Activists earlier in the day halted the Twin Cities Pride parade in Minneapolis to protest police shootings.

Authorities didn’t immediately identify the officers involved, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.

Police form a line in the street as a crowd grew in response to an officer-involved shooting earlier Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Minneapolis. Police in Minneapolis say officers shot and killed a man who was firing a handgun as he walked down a city street. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

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1:15 p.m.

Demonstrators have gathered for a planned protest against Minneapolis police at a parade celebrating gay pride after police fatally shot a man.

Minnesota Public Radio reports the protest occurred Sunday at the beginning of the Twin Cities Pride parade. Protest organizers had wanted no police at the event.

The Star Tribune reports the parade paused as the group of protesters demonstrated ahead of it. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said before the parade that he wasn’t marching to focus on the shooting.

Police on Saturday shot and killed a black man they say was firing a handgun as he walked outside in north Minneapolis. Some witnesses have disputed that the man had a gun. A demonstration was planned for Sunday afternoon at a police precinct headquarters and a vigil near the shooting scene was planned for the evening.

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11:30 a.m.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says he’s focusing on a fatal police shooting in the city and not marching in a parade celebrating gay pride.

Frey tweeted Sunday his attention and work will be on the shooting. Police on Saturday shot and killed a man they say was firing a handgun as he walked outside in north Minneapolis.

Frey says he will join the community to “mourn, to listen, and to provide support” as soon as he is able. The pride parade was scheduled for Sunday morning in Minneapolis.

Authorities say the shooting happened after two calls to 911 reported that a man was firing a handgun into the air and the ground. Police say officers pursued a suspect on foot and the chase “ended in shots being fired.”

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.

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Minneapolis NAACP President Leslie Badue called for the attention of the crowd gathered at North 48th Avenue and Camden Avenue North before leading a prayer in response to an officer-involved shooting which took place hours earlier Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Minneapolis. Police in Minneapolis say officers shot and killed a man who was firing a handgun as he walked down a city street. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

 

10 a.m.

Authorities are investigating after Minneapolis police shot and killed a man they say was firing a handgun as he walked down a city street.

The Star Tribune reports that Police Chief Medaria Arradondo urged calm as news spread that the man who was shot was black. As of Sunday morning, there had been no violence or arrests.

Some witnesses disputed that the man had a gun.

Eva Watson told the newspaper that the man was starting to comply with officers when police shocked him with a Taser. Watson says he then started running and yelling, “Don’t shoot!” She then heard more than a dozen shots.

Authorities say the shooting happened after two calls to 911 reported that a man was firing a handgun into the air and the ground. Police say officers pursued a suspect on foot and the chase “ended in shots being fired.”

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12:44 a.m.

Police in Minneapolis say officers shot and killed a man who was firing a handgun as he walked down a city street.

In a statement on the department’s Facebook page, police say the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on the north side of Minneapolis.

Authorities say two calls to 911 reported that a man was firing a handgun into the air and the ground. When officers arrived, they pursued a suspect on foot and the chase “ended in shots being fired.”

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mayor Jacob Frey said in a statement that the body cameras of the officers involved were “on and activated.”

Hours after the shooting, the Star Tribune reports a loud but peaceful crowd started to gather at the scene.

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