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BLM protesters drop to one knee and prepare to march after hearing Minnesota police have shot dead a man - but backtrack when it's revealed he was a violent carjacker

 Demonstrators in Minnesota dropped to their knees and made plans to mobilize at the site of a fatal officer-involved shooting - before learning the victim they were memorializing was a carjacking suspect who allegedly shot at police.

The Black Lives Matters protesters, who were demonstrating Sunday outside the governor's mansion, could be seen in video shot by a local reporter observing a moment of silence when they heard of a police-involved shooting in Burnsville, Minnesota.

'This information HAS NOT been confirmed but this group says they're heading there', tweeted Fox 9 reporter Mitti Hicks


 Roughly an hour later, Hicks tweeted that the group was 'heading back to Brooklyn Center (the site of the Daunte Wright shooting) because they need more information about what happened in Burnsville first.'

 What actually happened in Burnsville was a wild chase down a highway in which a carjacking suspect allegedly shot at police before he was shot dead.  

Agents from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting involving a carjacking suspect who police said fired on them

Agents from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting involving a carjacking suspect who police said fired on them

The carjacker abandoned his stolen ride before trying to carjack two other motorists at gunpoint

The carjacker abandoned his stolen ride before trying to carjack two other motorists at gunpoint

The suspect, a white male in his 20s, was shot Sunday afternoon on State Highway 13 at the interchange of Interstate 35W in Burnsville, Minnesota after police said he abandoned a stolen car, tried to steal two others at gunpoint and shot at cops.

The horrifying ordeal began in the afternoon when the carjacking suspect was being sought by cops for driving a car with stolen plates. He would crash that car, only to carjack a woman at gunpoint and take off in her vehicle, police said.


Police continued their pursuit and said the suspect shot at them before abandoning the stolen ride.

Video provided by the Minnesota Department of Transportation shows the suspect slowing down a white sedan before jumping out and tumbling to the ground. He can be seen then running into oncoming traffic and pointing his gun at a motorist who appeared to take a sharp left turn toward a grassy median to avoid the man.


Minnesota Department of Transportation footage shows the suspect slow a stolen white sedan down and open the door

Minnesota Department of Transportation footage shows the suspect slow a stolen white sedan down and open the door

The suspect tumbled out of the car before running toward oncoming traffic

The suspect tumbled out of the car before running toward oncoming traffic

He can be seen pointing his gun at a motorist in an attempt to steal another car

He can be seen pointing his gun at a motorist in an attempt to steal another car

The motorist could be seen heading over the grassy median into oncoming traffic to get away from the gunman. He was shot dead by police shortly afterwards

The motorist could be seen heading over the grassy median into oncoming traffic to get away from the gunman. He was shot dead by police shortly afterwards

 Police said the suspect then attempted to carjack another motorist.

While video doesn't capture the fatal confrontation, police said they and the carjacker exchanged fire before the suspect was shot at roughly 3pm.

He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

No officers were wounded in the shooting. Those involved were placed on 'standard administrative leave'.

'All Burnsville Police Officers wear body cameras and camera data will be handled by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) who will lead the investigation,' Burnsville police said in a statement.

A woman identified as one of the attempted carjack victims told the press that the police had no choice but to open fire.

'Them officers, they didn't kill him, they didn't murder him,' the woman said.

'The guy could have killed me and my 6-year-old goddaughter. He could have killed who knows how many people,' she said. 

The BLM protesters were roundly mocked on Twitter for appearing to extend sympathy to the suspect before learning he was an alleged violent carjacker.

'I can't imagine this being my life...kneeling for criminals that would run everyone of them over if they got in their way', one person wrote. '"Need more information" = They found out he was a carjacker firing at the police', another said.

 People have been protesting in Minnesota for the past week after the death of Wright when an officer allegedly mistook her taser for a gun after a traffic stop.

The state is also the location of the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, charged in the death of George Floyd last year.

The closing arguments in his trial are set for Monday, after which there could be a verdict and the potential for unrest based on that verdict. 

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