There are conflicting stories about the circumstances of the death of Jamar Clark. While reports say that Jamar Clark was shot by Minneapolis police on Sunday has died. This news was reported on a local television station that cited the news to the deceased brother.
On the other hand, community activists have identified the dead as Jamar Clark and claim that he was unarmed and handcuffed when he was shot in the head. Officials have declined to identify or confirm the death of the person and have claimed that he was not handcuffed when he was shot. Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office has given the time of the death of Jamar Clark as Monday 9.25 p.m. CST. However, the operations manager at the medical examiner’s office, Shawn Wilson refused to give the age or the race of the deceased. He only added that his office is considering the case as a homicide investigation. County officials from Hennepin have said that a full report will be forthcoming later Tuesday.
More than 40 demonstrators who were arrested during a protest that had shut down a freeway have now been released. Earlier a large number of protestors had blocked the traffic on the Interstate 94 near 7th Street and Broadway Avenue for almost two hours in North Minneapolis Monday night, demanding more information from the police.
Family members of the dead said that they took him off life support after a scuffle with two Minneapolis Police officers early Sunday morning. Meanwhile, investigators say that Clark had first attacked a woman and then obstructed paramedics who came to help her. In the ensuing melee one of the police officers shot him.
Eyewitness however says that the use of deadly force was unnecessary since Clark was handcuffed. Police, however, dispute this claim. In the midst of the outrage, the city has asked the Justice Department to investigate.