Vehicle drives into protesters resulting in injuries and a death

June 14, 2021

At 11:39 pm on Sunday evening, Minneapolis Police were monitoring a protest in the area of West Lake Street and Girard Avenue South when they observed, on camera, a vehicle traveling eastbound on Lake Street and drive into a group of protesters. 

Additional squads were called to the scene as were several ambulances. Protesters pulled the suspect from the vehicle and, from reports of witnesses, began to strike the driver. Officers arrived and took custody of the driver. 

Two injured protesters were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center via ambulance. One of those injured was in very critical condition. Officers transported the suspect to an area hospital for his injuries. All people involved are believed to be adults.    

The Minneapolis Police Department has been advised that an adult female, who was critically injured in this crash, did die at the hospital.

Crime Lab personnel responded to document the scene and collect evidence. Homicide detectives are involved and working with the Minneapolis Police Department’s Traffic Investigative Unit.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the use of drugs or alcohol by the driver may be a contributing factor in this crash.

The Medical Examiner will release the identity of the victim, along with the nature and cause of death in the days to come. 

The GO # for this case is 21-128997.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may be submitted electronically at www.CrimeStoppersMN.org. All Tips are anonymous and persons providing information leading to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a financial reward.      

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