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Disturbing clip shows cops killing suspect by unloading into his back

 

Bodycam footage courtesy of the Minneapolis Police Department shows the moment two US officers shoot and kill a fleeing suspect in the city’s North Side on June 23.

The pair, Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly, pursue the suspect, Thurman Blevins, 31, on foot for less than a minute while shouting a string of expletives.

Schmidt can be heard asserting that Blevins has a gun while the chase continues.

After turning a corner, Schmidt and Kelly unload into Blevins’ back at least a dozen times while he is still running.

Blevins is then seen bleeding out on the ground while back-up arrives.

The killing sparked a wave of protests across the city, demanding justice for Blevins, with many saying he only had a bottle in his hand.

President of the Minneapolis Police Union Lt. Bob Kroll has, however, described the killing as “heroic.”

The shooting is currently being investigated by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

(Source: Ruptly)

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