Rioters erupted once again in Minneapolis smashing windows in local businesses and igniting a dumpster on fire late in the night near the parking garage where an officer fatally shot a suspect wanted for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon earlier.
The suspect did not comply with the orders from the U.S. Marshal Service task force and pulled out a gun during the attempted arrest. He was accused of homicide.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
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The dumpster eventually melted into a "puddle of fire," a KSTP-TV reporter at the scene tweeted. The few dozen protesters continued to add items to the dumpster to keep it burning, FOX 9 reported.
Firefighters eventually arrived and extinguished the fire. Police reportedly took around 40 minutes to respond after it was lit.
The looters also tagged a building near the shooting scene with anti-police graffiti that said "Kill cops" and "No trial for them," photos from another Twitter account showed.
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Many of the vandals remained at the scene late into the night to loot two stores into the late hours of the night.
She reported that police were moving from business to business to prevent looting as protesters remained on the street past 2 a.m. CST.