July 29, 2018 10:38 PM
WARNING: The video in the links below and the player above is raw body camera footage of the death of Thurman Blevins. The footage is graphic and may be disturbing to watch. You will see a foot chase between the officers and Blevins, hear explicit language and see the shooting and death of Blevins.
The city of Minneapolis has released the police body camera footage from the officer-involved fatal shooting of Thurman Blevins.
The videos released Sunday night show Officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly chasing Thurman Blevins on foot June 23.
The video footage can be seen on the city's website:
Schmidt and Kelly were responding to a 911 call of a man firing a gun into the air on the city's north side June 23. The video shows them pulling their cruiser up and a man — Blevins — seated on a curb near a woman with a child in a stroller. As the officers pull up, one says, "He's got a gun!" Blevins jumps up and runs, as the officers yell "Stop, stop! Put your hands up! I will (expletive) shoot you!"
In a chase that takes less than a minute, Blevins yells back, "I didn't do nothing bro," ''Please don't shoot" and "Leave me alone." An enhanced version of the video has a red circle drawn around Blevins' hand to highlight what appears to be a gun.
After the chase turns down an alley, Blevins is shot, still running.
For the full story, including responses from Blevin's family, Mayor Jacob Frey, the Minneapolis Police Department and the officers' attorneys, click HERE.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Updated: July 29, 2018 10:38 PM
Created: July 29, 2018 10:26 PM
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