A suspect is in custody after police say they saw the vehicle on video surveillance drive into the protesters just after midnight. The crowd was protesting an officer-involved shooting from a few weeks ago that did not involve MPD, John Elder, spokesperson for Minneapolis Police, told CNN.
While a motive for Monday’s incident is unknown, the preliminary investigation indicates drugs or alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, according to a news release from MPD.
Video of the scene taken by CNN affiliate KARE shows an SUV with front-end damage in the middle of a street, surrounded by at least a dozen police cars and crime scene tape.
Small groups of people stand around the block where the car is located, along with investigators, the video shows.
The surviving victim has been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to MPD.
The news release said protesters pulled the suspect from the vehicle after the crash and began to strike the driver before officers arrived and took the driver into custody.
Source: CNN – US News