Suspected looter reportedly shot dead by pawn shop owner during Minneapolis riots

Suspected looter reportedly shot dead by pawn shop owner during Minneapolis riots
Minneapolis riots, May 2020. Via Reuters, YouTube

[Ed. – Violence begets violence.]

The protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd escalated Wednesday night into full-scale riots. There was widespread looting and numerous stores set on fire. The riots turned lethal when a suspected looter was reportedly shot dead outside of a Minneapolis pawn shop.

It was the second night of protests stemming from the death of George Floyd who died while in police custody, and video shows one Minneapolis police officer putting a knee to Floyd’s neck for approximately eight minutes. The demonstrations began peacefully, but then grew violent.

Minneapolis police officers responded to an initial report of a stabbing at 9:05 p.m. in the area of the riots, according to Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder. At 9:25 p.m., cops found an adult male in grave condition lying on the sidewalk outside Cadillac Pawn and Jewelry on East Lake Street near Bloomington Avenue.

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