By Brie Stimson | Fox News
Minneapolis rioters reportedly smashed windows near a parking garage Thursday night and set fire to a dumpster in which an officer fatally shot and killed a suspect previously wanted by a felon for the illegal possession of a firearm.
The suspect, who was accused of murder, did not obey orders from the US Marshal Service task force – made up of local law enforcement agencies – and drew a gun during the attempted arrest, Minneapolis FOX 9 reported, citing authorities. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Eventually the fire brigade arrived and put out the fire. Reportedly, it took the police about 40 minutes to respond after setting it on fire.
Some who stayed on the scene late into the night broke store windows and ransacked at least two stores, according to local independent photojournalist Rebecca Brannon.
She reported that police were moving from shop to shop to prevent looting as protesters remained on the streets after 2 a.m. CEST.
Vandals also marked a building near the crime scene with anti-police graffiti that read “Kill cops” and “No trial for them,” according to photos from another Twitter account.
The murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer just over a year ago sparked months of protests against police across the country. Former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of accidental second degree murder in April.
The city also removed the barricades at the place informally known as “George Floyd Square” where Floyd died, sparking peaceful protests earlier in the day.