as violence erupts in Minneapolis looms for George's Square in George's courtroom, lives are lost
The death of George Floyd during the protests in July set off a city-wide manhunt on Sunday.
No information was released to the day before the officer's trial was scheduled to begin about the fatal shooting of Floyd.
Police spokesman Elder said that the victim or suspects were in autonomous region, near a major intersection, when the shooting occurred at 5:45 a.
officers were disturbed when they arrived at the scene, Elder said Information was given to them that the victim had already been transported to the hospital, and a short time after that, they discovered he had died.
Elder said that it seems that the victim was in his 30s, and it was assumed that he had been shot; afterward, he got into a Chevrolet Suburban and drove away "believing that the vehicle had been damaged". He requested the public for assistance in locating the car.
At this point, initial reports suggested that two individuals had been wounded, but no second individual had yet been discovered. Since the perpetrator is carrying a firearm, he is assumed to be dangerous.
We are in the very early stages of this inquiry, Elder explained This investigation is being followed by several teams of investigators
Rallying in front of the governor's mansion hours after about 150 protesters had assembled to seek justice for law enforcement officers. Many of the demonstrators had close relatives who had died in police confrontations.
Similar demonstrations have been held in other cities prior to the trial of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd. Chauvin, 46, died May 25 after an altercation in which he used his knee to push Floyd's neck against his for 9 minutes while he was handcuffed and on the ground.
Floyd was still gasping for air even after Chauvin had been tackled, “I can't breathe,” was his repeated comment He spoke to his mother, who had died, a few weeks ago.
Footage shot by a bystander caused months of demonstrations over racism and police brutality
Floyd's attorneys are anticipated to state that he died of heart disease and the use of drugs in police custody.