MINNEAPOLIS — One person is dead and a suspect is in police custody after a driver struck a group of protesters in Minneapolis late Sunday, authorities said.
According to the Star Tribune, the incident occurred about 11:40 p.m. at the intersection of South Girard Avenue and Lake Street, where demonstrators had gathered to protest over the shooting of Winston Smith Jr., a Black man who was killed by a U.S. Marshals task force June 3.
Minneapolis police tweeted early Monday that emergency crews rushed two people who had been hurt in the crash to a nearby hospital, where one was pronounced dead and the other was expected to recover. A third person experienced a “medical issue and was treated,” the department added.
Victim update from Uptown crash. Two people were hurt from the crash. One person had medical issue and was treated.— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) June 14, 2021
Adult female is pronounced deceased at hospital as a result of the crash in Uptown other injured party has non-life-threatening injuries.— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) June 14, 2021
Meanwhile, protesters pulled the suspect from the car, police said.
“He is now [in] police custody and being treated at an area hospital,” the department tweeted overnight. “Unknown motive at this time.”
Suspect pulled from the car by protesters. He is now I. Police custody and being treated at area hospital. Unknown motive at this time— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) June 14, 2021
No further information was immediately available.
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