Fires, Looting Rock Minneapolis After Man’s Death; 1 Dead
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fires are burning and looting is taking place after violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked Minneapolis for a second straight night.
Amid the violence, a man was found fatally shot Wednesday night near a pawn shop.
A police spokesman says “one of the theories” they're investigating is reports that he had been shot by a store owner.
Smoke hung over the city Thursday morning and damage stretched for miles.
The protests began outside the police precinct in the part of the city where 46-year-old George Floyd died on Memorial Day.
Four Minneapolis officers were fired after video footage showed one of them kneeling on the handcuffed Floyd’s neck until he became unresponsive.