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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 12:08 AM

Deputies who fatally shot man in Minneapolis were undercover

Source: AP

By AMY FORLITI

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The two sheriff’s deputies who shot and killed a Black man during an arrest attempt by a U.S. Marshals Service task force in Minneapolis were working undercover at the time so their names will not be released, state investigators said Wednesday.

Winston Boogie Smith Jr., 32, of St. Paul, was killed last Thursday as authorities were trying to arrest him on a weapons violation in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood. The U.S. Marshals Service said he was wanted for allegedly being a felon in possession of a firearm and that Smith, who was in a parked vehicle, didn’t comply and “produced a handgun resulting in task force members firing upon the subject.”

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has said evidence indicates Smith fired his gun — a handgun and spent cartridge were found inside the car. The Hennepin County medical examiner said Smith died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Last week, state investigators said two sheriff’s deputies — one from Hennepin County and one from Ramsey County — were the officers who fired their weapons, striking Smith. Investigators said Wednesday that both agencies said their deputies were working undercover. State law bars releasing the identities of undercover officers.



Jersey barriers placed by the city of Minneapolis surround memorials as community members gather in George Floyd Square to demand justice for Winston Boogie Smith Jr., on Monday, June 7, 2021. Smith was fatally shot by members of a U.S. Marshals task force. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)


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regnaD kciN Jun 10 #2
bahboo Jun 10 #4
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 12:30 AM

1. Time to get un-covered.

Is this the new LEO game plan?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 12:35 AM

2. "Working undercover"...

Does that mean that, when the victim "produced a handgun," he might not have known they were LE, and might have reacted as if he was being attacked by criminals?

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 12:47 PM

4. one might certainly think that....

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 04:55 PM

5. I'm inclined to doubt it, since I seem to recall prior reporting saying US Marshals were on scene.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:41 AM

3. somebody is in deep doo doo !!

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