Protests erupt in U.S. after police shoot Black man

Outside of the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Sunday (April 11) night, smoke billowed as a line of police officers fired rubber bullets and chemical agents at protesters, some of whom lobbed rocks, bags of garbage and water bottles at the police.

One eyewitness, photographer Jonathan Stengenga said it was "surreal" as he wiped tears of his face after running away from cloud of chemical irritants.

"We just got another round of flash bangs, tear gas and pepper (spray) and bullets. Even with this mask, I got it into my lungs and eyes. I had one flash bang here right by my feet," Stengenga said in a video published on his Facebook page.

Late Sunday, a group of about 100 to 200 protesters gathered around the Brooklyn Center police headquarters and threw projectiles at the police department, Commissioner John Harrington of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said in a live-streamed news briefing. The group was later dispersed.

The man killed by police was identified by relatives and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz as Daunte Wright, 20.

Walz said in a statement that he was monitoring the unrest as "our state mourns another life of a Black man taken by law enforcement."