(Graphic Video) Minneapolis Man Takes His Life Running From Police


Police are investigating after a body was found at a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp Wednesday afternoon.
Minneapolis police confirmed the body was found at a parking ramp on 10th Street.
A KSTP crew at the scene reported police blocked off nearby streets, including those surrounding the Salvation Army building, which is across the street from the ramp.
Later, police say a suspect in the case had shot himself as police were surveilling him near Nicollet Mall shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday night. Law enforcement said they tracked the suspect through intel information. Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder said people began to live stream to social media that officers had shot the suspect in the head. Elder claims that information is false and police have surveillance video of the incident taking place. 
The video, a surveillance camera owned by the city, shows a man in a white T-shirt, wearing a black backpack and a hat.
‘He appears to have seen officers approaching. He turned into a doorway of a building, produced a handgun, put it up underneath his chin. He then adjusted his stance, and shot himself underneath the chin closer to where it meets the neck,’ Elder said.

Elder went on to say that police released the surveillance video immediately to media outlets to ‘quell rumors and hopefully thwart civil unrest.’
After the man fired the weapon, officers approached, slid the gun away and attempted life-saving measures, which were unsuccessful. He was declared dead at the scene. Police noted the video could be released as no officers were ‘involved in any use of force.’
The Minneapolis Police Department tweeted out the video on their page Wednesday night.

The scene is active in downtown Minneapolis near Nicollet Mall and police are responding to the activity. Police told a KSTP reporter in the area that people attempted to loot Target and Haskell’s. Broken windows are reported on Haskell’s on South 9th Street on Nicollet Avenue. Police also add people attempted to loot Nordstrom Rack.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz issued a statement Wednesday night, saying, in part, ‘Minneapolis it’s time to heal.’
Minneapolis, it’s time to heal. We must rebuild and recover. Dangerous, unlawful behavior will not be tolerated. The State Patrol is headed to Minneapolis to help restore order. I remain in close contact with the city and every state resource stands ready to help bring peace.

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(Graphic Video) Minneapolis Man Takes His Life Running From Police

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