Protest erupts again over man killed by Minnesota deputies

APTOPIX_Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_50590 Protesters are arrested by police after a vigil was held for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. early on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Authorities said Friday that a man wanted on a weapons violation fired a gun before deputies fatally shot him in Minneapolis, a city on edge since George Floyd's death more than a year ago under an officer's knee and the more recent fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in a nearby suburb.
APTOPIX_Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_95300 Protesters clash with police after a vigil was held for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. early on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Authorities said Friday that a man wanted on a weapons violation fired a gun before deputies fatally shot him in Minneapolis, a city on edge since George Floyd's death more than a year ago under an officer's knee and the more recent fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in a nearby suburb.
Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_52845 Protesters confront with police after a vigil was held for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. on Friday, June 4, 2021. Smith was shot and killed by law enforcement officers on Thursday during an arrest warrant operation.
Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_41258 Protesters clash with police after a vigil held for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. early Saturday, June 5, 2021. Smith was shot and killed by law enforcement officers on Thursday during an arrest warrant operation.
Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_99413 Police stand guard after protesters set fire to dumpsters on the street after a vigil was held for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. early on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Smith was shot and killed by law enforcement officers on Thursday during an arrest warrant operation.
Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_16003 Protesters clash with police after a vigil held for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. early on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Authorities say Smith, wanted on a weapons violation, fired a gun from inside his vehicle before he was fatally shot by members of a federal task force as they were trying to arrest him.
Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_29169 Police stand guard after protesters set fire to dumpsters on the street after a vigil was held for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. early on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Smith was shot and killed by law enforcement officers on Thursday during an arrest warrant operation.
Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_53013 Candles and flowers are arranged at a vigil for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. early on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Authorities say Smith, wanted on a weapons violation, fired a gun from inside his vehicle before he was fatally shot by members of a federal task force as they were trying to arrest him.
Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_16398 Minneapolis police officers stand in formation after a vigil for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. early on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Authorities say Smith, wanted on a weapons violation, fired a gun from inside his vehicle before he was fatally shot by members of a federal task force as they were trying to arrest him.
Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_10544 An anti-police sign hangs on a tree after a vigil held for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. early on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Authorities say Smith, wanted on a weapons violation, fired a gun from inside his vehicle before he was fatally shot by members of a federal task force as they were trying to arrest him.
Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_90587 Flowers and candles are arranged after a vigil was held for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. early on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Authorities say Smith, wanted on a weapons violation, fired a gun from inside his vehicle before he was fatally shot by members of a federal task force as they were trying to arrest him.
Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_30643 Police stand guard after protesters set fire to dumpsters after a vigil was held for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. early on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Authorities say Smith, wanted on a weapons violation, fired a gun from inside his vehicle before he was fatally shot by members of a federal task force as they were trying to arrest him.
Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_51991 A protester is arrested by police after a vigil was held for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. early in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Authorities said Friday that a man wanted on a weapons violation fired a gun before deputies fatally shot him in Minneapolis, a city on edge since George Floyd's death more than a year ago under an officer's knee and the more recent fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in a nearby suburb.
Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_73390 Police stand guard after protesters set fire to dumpsters after a vigil was held for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. early on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Authorities say Smith, wanted on a weapons violation, fired a gun from inside his vehicle before he was fatally shot by members of a federal task force as they were trying to arrest him.
Police_Shooting_Minneapolis_34888 A firefighter puts out a dumpster fire after protesters clash with police following a vigil that was held for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. early in on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Authorities said Friday that a man wanted on a weapons violation fired a gun before deputies fatally shot him in Minneapolis, a city on edge since George Floyd's death more than a year ago under an officer's knee and the more recent fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in a nearby suburb.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters faced off with officers in Minneapolis early Saturday over the shooting death of a Black man by members of a U.S. Marshals task force.

Photos from the scene following a vigil for Winston Boogie Smith Jr., 32, showed dumpster fires in the street and a line of officers standing guard. It was the second night of protests in response to the fatal shooting Thursday in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood.

Police said 27 people were arrested in the protest, with 26 accused of rioting and one facing a weapons charge. No injuries were reported. Some businesses sustained damage, police said.

Authorities said Friday that Smith was wanted on a weapons violation and fired a gun before two deputies shot him while he was inside a parked vehicle. Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were trying to arrest him on a warrant for allegedly being a felon in possession of a gun.

Family and friends described Smith as a father of three who was often harassed by police. They are demanding transparency in the investigation and have asked that anyone who might have video footage to come forward.

Police said some people vandalized buildings and stole from businesses after the shooting Thursday. Nine people were arrested on possible charges including suspicion of riot, assault, arson and damage to property.

The fatal shooting comes as Minneapolis has been on edge since the death of George Floyd just over a year ago, and the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by an officer in nearby Brooklyn Center in April.

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