A man who lives in the north Minneapolis neighborhood where police fatally shot a black man says he heard officers yell, “Drop the gun!” multiple times before a series of gunshots.
After the shots stopped Saturday, Robert Lang then came out from behind his garage and saw a man lying in a pool of blood at the end of his driveway, with a gun just a couple of feet away.
Lang says he then saw an officer approach and kick the gun away from the person on the ground.
Authorities are investigating after 31-year-old Thurman Blevins Jr. of Minneapolis was shot and killed by police after a foot chase in an alley.
But some people who say they saw the shooting unfold said Blevins didn’t have a gun.
Authorities say the shooting was caught on officers’ body cameras, but the video hasn’t been released.