Arson, attempted murder among charges in Minneapolis unrest
Added 06-02-20 08:22:02pm EST - “One Minnesota man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting at police officers during unrest in Minneapolis last week, while two others face federal charges for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails into a suburban…” - Washingtontimes.com
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - One Minnesota man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting at police officers during unrest in Minneapolis last week, while two others face federal charges for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails into a suburban government building, according to charges made public Tuesday.
The charges are the latest to stem from unrest following the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes, ignoring Floyd’s cries that he couldn’t breathe.
Jaleel Stallings, 27, of St. Paul, was charged in Hennepin County with two counts of second-degree attempted murder, multiple counts of assault and other charges for allegedly firing multiple shots at SWAT officers during unrest Saturday in Minneapolis.
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According to the criminal complaint, SWAT officers were patrolling in an unmarked white van, with two marked squad cars behind them, when Stallings stepped out from behind a white pickup truck and walked toward the officers. The complaint said Stallings crouched down and officers thought he was going to throw something at them so they fired a marking round.
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