People in Minneapolis are demanding answers after a man was shot by police overnight.
According to police, around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, they had a report of a man assaulting a woman, on the way, another call came in that the suspect was interfering with paramedics.
When officers arrived, police say there was a struggle, and an officer fired. Family members identify the man wounded as 24-year-old Jamar Clark.
Many witnesses say the shooting, including a family friend and her 10 year old son. A friend of Clark’s said he was involved in an altercation with his girlfriend. Witnesses said when an ambulance arrived to help her, Clark was standing near it. A struggle ensued between Clark and officers, and that’s when witnesses say he was shot.
Several witnesses said that Clark’s wrists were handcuffed behind his back when the shot was fired. Police and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, who is now investigating the incident, said Clark was not handcuffed.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said both officers involved are on paid administrative leave while the investigation takes place. And she’s urging witnesses and anyone with video to come forward.
His father James Clark, who adopted him alongside with his wife when Jamar was four said, “He never was someone who would hurt anyone deliberately, you know.”
Source: Minneapolis CBS Local