Friday night in Minneapolis, burning, rioting, and looting broke out after deputies attempted to take the wanted felon for possession of a firearm into custody; he was shot and killed for firing on officers.
On Thursday, June 3rd, the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force attempted to arrest 32-year-old Winston Boogie Smith for a warrant for having a firearm, the Associated Press reported. As deputies assigned to the task force approached Smith’s vehicle, he reportedly refused to comply with orders and pulled a handgun. Sith fired at least one shot from his car, officials confirmed.
The Marshal’s Services said Smith was in a parked vehicle and “produced a handgun resulting in task force members firing upon the subject.” Smith died at the scene.
Rioters marched the streets, set fires, and began looting businesses and vandalizing, the AP reported. Police arrested nine people following the night of violent activity.
Brenda Getenschwager, independent journalist. tweeted a video that showed rioters setting fires on Friday night.
Rebecca Brannon, a photojournalist, tweeted that rioters also set trees on fire.
Rioters protesting the shooting of the wanted felon who allegedly fired at agents attempting to arrest him began looting a TMobile store, Andy Ngo tweeted.
Another video re-tweeted by Andy Ngo shows someone performing CPR on a person who was allegedly shot during the riots.
The tweets do not show what happened to the person or if they survived.
Also, on the street, another person was treated for an unknown injury.