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| 28 February 2024, Wednesday |

Minneapolis: Driver rams car into protesters, killing one

A group of protestors was rammed by a car that drove into the crowd, killing one woman injuring another.

The crowd was protesting against a shooting that had taken place a few weeks ago and involved an officer. While the crowd was gathered for demonstrations, a person drove into the group in the early hours of Monday.Authorities said a suspect is in custody after the deadly crash, after being caught on the surveillance camera. Investigators also revealed that the preliminary findings have found probable involvement of drugs or alcohol.

The driver of the car was pulled out from the vehicle immediately after the crash and was being beaten up by the crowd. He was saved by the police who then took the driver into custody.

Winston Boogie Smith Jr., 32, was fatally shot June 3 by members of a federal U.S. Marshals Service task force. Investigators said Smith showed a handgun and may have fired it.