Two white men, ages 21 and 26, turned themselves in Tuesday for the shooting that took place Monday night near protests in support of Jamar Clark. A Latino man who was arrested yesterday was released. Police say he was not at the scene.
Two men were arrested in connection to a shooting that left five people injured at a Black Lives Matter protest Monday night in support of Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old African-American man was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer on Nov. 15.
One suspect brought into custody was a 23-year-old white man. The other was a 32-year-old Hispanic man. Police are still searching for other suspects in the case.
All five victims of the shooting were Black men, aged 19 to 43. They were taken to hospitals in the area and are being treated for non life-threatening injuries, according to NBCNews.com. The shooting took place near a police precinct where demonstrations were taking place. Protests have been ongoing since Sunday Nov. 15 after news of Clark's death began to spread.
The family of Clark expressed their ongoing gratitude and concern for demonstrators' well-being. "But In light of tonight's shootings, the family feels out of imminent concern for the safety of the occupiers, we must get the occupation of the 4th precinct ended and onto the next step," Clark's family expressed in a statement.
Was this a hate crime? Authorities are currently deciding whether to classify the incident as one, according to The Star Tribune.
Clark was shot after police say he was interfering with paramedics who were helping the victim of an assault. An officer opened fire on Clark after a struggle broke out between them, according to the Associated Press.
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