Protest held in Austin, Minn. regarding fatal shooting after standoff

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Protesters in Austin, Minnesota, are demanding answers after a fatal shooting that followed a standoff last week.

Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, 38, was shot by Austin Police Officer Zachary Gast after a nearly 24-hour standoff Dec. 22.

Police say Fiafonou came at officers with a knife, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) says a knife was found near his body.

Austin police don’t use body cameras, but parts of the incident were captured on dash camera video.

Demonstrators said they want all of the footage released, and they want the officer fired and prosecuted.

KAAL contributed to this report.