Video: Minneapolis Police Under Fire For Killing Man Under Blanket With Gun By His Side, The Victim Had No Warrant On Him And Legally Obtained The Gun

The Minneapolis Police Department released a body camera video of an officer fatally shooting an armed man on a couch after executing a no-knock warrant.

Police said they shot and killed 22-year-old Amir Locke in a downtown Minneapolis apartment, as members of the department’s SWAT team carried out a warrant related to a homicide investigation in neighboring St. Paul. Amelia Huffman, the interim Minneapolis police chief, said the man had pointed a loaded gun “in the direction of officers,” prompting one of the officers to shoot and kill the man.

The city also included a still from the video showing Locke holding the gun, his trigger finger laid aside the barrel. The top of Locke´s head is barely visible.

The video, which is graphic in nature, shows officers using a key to enter the apartment just before 6:50 a.m. Wednesday. It does not show that officers announce their presence before entering but shows several officers shouted “Police search warrant” several times upon entering.

Locke was under a blanket, seemingly sleeping on a couch when officers entered with guns drawn and flashlights on. Part of his head emerges from the blanket, and seconds later the shots were fired that killed him.

The entry to the apartment and the shooting of Locke spanned a period of mere seconds.

You can see the video below in slow-motion before it appears in real-time at the end. (Warning: upsetting scenes).

WATCH (warning: graphic video)

Video below:

** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) **

Locke’s relatives say he was licensed to carry a weapon. He has no criminal history in Minnesota.

Locke was struck three times — twice in the chest and once in his right wrist, according to a medical incident report released by the city. Huffman said officers immediately provided medical aid, but Locke later died at a hospital.

Michelle M.

Michelle is an American conservative author she is committed to the constitutional principles of individual freedom, economic liberty, limited government, personal responsibility, and traditional values. She is a libertarian and provocateur who believes in freedom and liberty for all Americans. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington, while exposing politicians and individuals who wish to do us harm.

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D3F1ANT
D3F1ANT
9 months ago

Too bad Locke wasn’t using the gun to commit a crime. The cops would have apologized and let him go.

terry jones
terry jones
9 months ago

CHARGE EVERY SINGLE COP THERE WITH MURDER. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE IN A POSITION WHERE YOU CAN TAKE SOMEONES KLIFE AT WILL THEN YOU BETTER HAVE IT RIGHT. THEY DID NOT HAVE IT RIGHT.

BKMart
BKMart
9 months ago

Murder by cop.

justanotherday
justanotherday
9 months ago

Ok,so, more info here? Was he part of the murder earlier? Was the warrant valid? Some more details. Either way you woke him up screaming at him, several people at once, he’s not going to be able to understand what you are screaming overlapping, and in that town where crime is rampant. Of course he’s going to have a gun. Why not surround the placek bang on the door and yell police search warrant, come out, instead of sneaking in then screaming?

This one is solidly on the cops

Steven
Steven
9 months ago

This just keeps happening, and judges keep authorizing them (no knock warrants).
Judges just need to say no.

10ffgrid
10ffgrid
9 months ago

Democrat city, democrat policies, democrat outcome.

Jerry Mander
Jerry Mander
9 months ago

Truth or Fiction? The video on this from last week showed them busting the door open with a handheld ram after screaming SEARCH WARRANT numerous times, and throwing in at least one flashbang, the guy who got shot shot at the cops first, hitting one of them a total of 4 times, which would certainly justify them shooting him. This is week-old news and no one else has this particular video up.

Marbran
Marbran
9 months ago
Reply to  Jerry Mander

That was a different murder by cop. That victim shot back before being snuffed. The victim was not a suspect on that search warrant either.

Cam
Cam
9 months ago

Cops are Cowards and Enforcers for the Evil Globalist Governments . death to them all and their families …..

Jerry Mander
Jerry Mander
9 months ago

This article is garbage lies and the video is fake. The cops were at the wrong place because the address they were given was wrong, but that’s not their fault and they should NOT be vilified for it. Take it up with their dispatcher. The dead guy actually shot at the cops first, and hit one of them 4 times, so they shot him. The cops DID NOT have a key, that’s fake.

Marbran
Marbran
9 months ago
Reply to  Jerry Mander

You are confusing two different events.

lagiba1772
9 months ago

tfytfd

Mitch
Mitch
9 months ago

And you wonder why people hate police, They should go to prison for killing this man.

logic101
logic101
9 months ago

I guess this looks more like an execution. Did he have some unsavory information on Hillary or Hunter?

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