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Jamar Clark died Monday evening, 24 hours after police officers shot him in the face.
Two Minneapolis officers have been named in the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark.
Black Lives Matter activists have been calling on the police department to release additional information since the fatal shooting occurred on Sunday. Authorities have yet to release cell phone and witness videos reportedly showing clips of the altercation, but demonstrators are demanding that the footage be made public.
According to CNN, Officers Mike Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze arrived on the scene of a domestic assault dispute on Saturday night. City officials say that as paramedics were attempting to place a woman in an ambulance, Clark began interfering. An altercation occurred between the officers and the 24-year-old, leading to Clark being shot in the face. He was taken to a hospital and placed on life support for 24 hours, but died the following night.
“We must all be committed to establish the facts of what happened in the interest of justice,” Minneapolis Rep. Keith Ellison told CNN. “We must come together to heal our community and wok together toward justice and fairness. I call on demonstrators to remain peaceful, and on law enforcement to exercise restraint.”
A lawyer for Schwarze claims that Clark had attempted to grab the officer’s gun, though witnesses say that Clark was handcuffed when he was shot.
Both state and federal investigators have launched probes into the shooting.
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