Man firing gun fatally shot by Minneapolis police: reports

Minneapolis police said in a statement that they have shot an armed suspect Saturday night.

(Alex Schmidt)

Minneapolis police shot and killed a man who was firing a gun as he walked a street in the city Saturday, authorities said.

In a statement on the department Facebook page, police say the shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. local time on the north side of the Minnesota, in the city.

Two 911 calls reported that a man was firing shots in the air and the ground, police said.

When officers arrived, they pursued a suspect on foot and the chase “ended in shots being fired.”

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mayor Jacob Frey said in a statement that the body cameras all the officers involved were “on and activated.”

Hours after the shooting, the Star Tribune reported that a loud but peaceful crowd began to gather at the scene.

Minneapolis-the police made international headlines last summer when an officer was charged with first degree murder and second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an Australian woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault.

That shooting has led to the resignation of the police chief Janeé Harteau and the appointment of Medaria Arradondo, the first black chief in the Minneapolis Police Department’s 150-year history, the Star-Tribune reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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