Fire Extinguished in Minneapolis Amid Protests Over Fatal Police Shooting

A fire was seen being put out in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the early hours of June 5 as protesters gathered after the fatal police shooting of Winston Smith.

Local media reported that Smith died on June 3 after being shot during “an arrest attempt” on “weapons-related charges”.

Officials said Smith fired a weapon from his vehicle as officers approached him. His family called for the release of bodycam footage of the incident, however officials said there was “no squad camera footage of the incident.”

This footage shows a fire being extinguished. Police officers are also seen approaching the area on bicycles. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful