A Minnesota community is in an uproar after police shot 24 year old, Jamar Clark in the head reportedly while he was in handcuffs. The investigation is on-going at this time but the Minnesota community has broken out in various protests, leaving 51 people arrested and in police custody.
Reports the Associated Press:
Jamar Clark, 24, died Monday evening, the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said. Clark’s family had said he was on life support in the wake of the shooting early Sunday morning. An autopsy is planned.
The shooting has sparked protests in Minneapolis, including one Monday night in which more than 50 people were arrested after the blocked an interstate highway. Some community members have alleged that Clark was handcuffed when he was shot, which police have disputed.
The BCA is investigating the case, but Mayor Betsy Hodges has requested a federal civil rights investigation.
Clark’s brother, Jamine Robinson, 32, of Rochester, told The Associated Press earlier Tuesday that family members had gone to the hospital Monday evening to take Clark off life support. He said he didn’t go because he didn’t want to see his brother in a hospital bed.
“I want the officer to be arrested, prosecuted and put in jail for eternity. Life without parole,” said Robinson.
As we get more developments, we will surely report. Our prayers are with the family, the officers and that community.