Amir Locke’s Funeral Scheduled For Thursday, Rev. Al Sharpton Will Deliver The Eulogy

The 22-year-old was killed by police in a botched “no knock warrant.”

The funeral for Amir Locke, a young man killed in a botched Minneapolis Police Department SWAT team raid of an apartment, will take Thursday, Feb. 17 in Minneapolis. The Reverend Al Sharpton will officiate.

According to ABC News, the service will be held at  Shiloh Temple International Ministries, which is also where the funeral was held for 20-year-old Daunte Wright who was fatally shot by police in April 2021.

A public viewing will begin at 10 a.m. with the funeral service scheduled for 11 a.m.

On Feb. 2, officers used a key to enter the unit where Locke, 22, was seen sleeping on a couch in a graphic and brief body camera video. Locke was shot within 10 seconds of the encounter. MPD Interim Police Chief Amelia Huffman confirmed that Locke was not named in the original warrant.

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The body cam video shows the officers quietly turning a key to the apartment door before they shouted, “Police. Search warrant.” One officer kicked the couch where Locke was under a blanket and a gun became visible.

According to The New York Times, the police fired at least three times, and Locke died of multiple gunshot wounds. The outlets also reported police had obtained both knock and no-knock warrants for searches at three units in the apartment complex, which gave officers the latitude to decide which type of warrant to use.

On Feb. 7, according to NBC News, a 17-year-old suspect was arrested at approximately 3:45 p.m. in Winona, Minnesota for the fatal shooting of Otis Elder on Jan. 10. His name has not been released because he is a minor. However, Locke’s family confirmed in a statement that the suspect is a cousin.

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