Black man shot dead by US Marshals: Protests erupts in Minneapolis

Winston Boogie Smith Jr, 32 was wanted on a weapons violation and fired a gun before two deputies shot him while he was inside a parked vehicle

A violent protests erupts in Minneapolis early Saturday over the shooting death of a Black man by members of a US Marshals task force. The protestors also face off officers during the protest. It was the second night of protests in response to the fatal shooting Thursday in Minneapolis' Uptown neighbourhood.


As far as 27 people were arrested in the protest, with 26 accused of rioting and one facing a weapons charge. No injuries were reported. Some businesses sustained damage.


Winston Boogie Smith Jr, 32 was wanted on a weapons violation and fired a gun before two deputies shot him while he was inside a parked vehicle. Members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force were trying to arrest him on a warrant for allegedly being a felon in possession of a gun.


Family and friends described Smith as a father of three who was often harassed by police and they demanded transparency in the investigation. They have asked that anyone who might have video footage to come forward.


Police said some people vandalized buildings and stole from businesses after the shooting Thursday. Nine people were arrested on possible charges including suspicion of riot, assault, arson and damage to property.

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