Angry protesters lit fires, looted stores and taunted cops in Minneapolis Thursday after officers shot and killed a man — who was a fugitive who whipped out a handgun when authorities closed in on him.
Members of a U.S. Marshals task force were attempting to arrest the unidentified man at around 2 p.m. on a state warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm, authorities said.
“During the incident, the subject, who was in a parked car, failed to comply and produced a handgun resulting in task force members firing upon the subject,” Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department, which was part of the task force involved in the fatal arrest, said in a statement.
Officers attempted to revive the man but he was declared dead by paramedics on the scene. A woman who was in the car with the suspect sustained minor injuries from shattered glass, the statement said.
Several law enforcement agencies had been involved in the