Riots Breakout in Minneapolis After Fleeing Felon Fires on Police and is Killed

Minnesota police officials say the U.S Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force attempted to arrest Winston Boogie Smith on June 3, 2021. The 32-year-old felon was in possession of a firearm according to the associated press. As officers assigned to the task force approached Smith’s vehicle, he refused to comply with orders and pulled a handgun. Officials have confirmed that Smith fired at least one shot from inside the vehicle at police officers.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported that state investigators found a gun in Smith’s car along with a spent cartridge indicating Smith fired from inside the vehicle as noted by the AP.
A statement from the Marshal’s Service said Smith was in a parked vehicle and “produced a handgun resulting in task-force members firing upon the subject.” Which resulted in his death at the scene.

Following this incident, rioters marched in solidarity for the felon who shot at police officers and endangering lives. Protesters could be seen setting fires, vandalizing property, and looting businesses. At least nine people have been arrested and one person shot during the riots.

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