Minneapolis police on Tuesday arrested three men in the shooting of five people near a police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the killing of an unarmed black man by police officers.
A 23-year-old white man was arrested before midday in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington and two men aged 26 and 21, both white, turned themselves in and were later arrested, police said.
A fourth man, whom police arrested near midday, was released after investigators determined he had not been at the scene of the shooting, which happened late Monday about a block from the protest over the shooting of Jamar Clark, police said.
“As I said before, we are sparing no efforts to bring any and all those responsible to justice,” Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said.
Authorities said they will release suspects’ names if charges are filed. A spokesman said the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office was waiting for a case to be presented for consideration.
Police were looking for three white male suspects in the shooting late on Monday near the police station where protests have been held since Clark, 24, was fatally shot on Nov. 15, Minneapolis police said in a statement.
None of the wounds in the Monday shooting of demonstrators were life-threatening, police said. Read more
The public should work diligently to squeeze all criminals and not immediately absorb the race. Yes! High black incarceration rate and racial profiling is real, but we cannot keep feeding the terrorist. Black and Whites must unite for justice.
Justice would be prosperity for all.
White people must look at the statistics of incarceration against your own and ask the question is it just? If not, we must change this. You will notice whites take advantage of a grace not given to blacks when it comes to imprisonment.
Whites must police their own. They are created these terrorist by not taking a larger stand against injustice. If you are unclear about the injustice, please educate yourself.