MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Crowds of people destroyed buildings and stole shops in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis after officials said a man wanted for illegally possessing a gun was fatally shot by authorities.
Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder said in an email to reporters early Friday that people had destroyed “numerous” buildings and some looted. A dumpster was burned and windows were broken.
The total number of arrests was not immediately available.
The U.S. Marshals Service says a task force tried to arrest the man with a state warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm. A statement said the man sitting in a parked car failed to comply with law enforcement and “produced a handgun” before members of the task force shot him.
The shooting is being investigated.