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Minneapolis police on Sunday released body camera footage showing the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old black man by police officers last month.

The video shows officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly arriving at the scene after receiving a report that a person was firing a gun into the air. Upon arrival, the footage shows a man, Thurman Blevins, sitting on the curb near a woman with a stroller.

As the officers approach, one of them says Blevins’ has “got a gun” and orders him to put his hands up. A stabilized version of the video shows shows what appears to be a gun in Blevins’s pants pocket.

The article goes on to state the following:

Blevins runs from the officers, who chase him on foot. The police can be heard telling him to stop, while Blevins tells them not to shoot.

The pursuit lasts less than a minute before the officers shoot Blevins.

An autopsy report says Blevins died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Both Schmidt and Kelly have been placed on paid administrative leave. The Blevins family has called for the officers to face criminal charges, according to The Associated Press.

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  1. Dorris, are you kidding. He had a lethal weapon that he discharged. The policemen were running. Tasers are used while standing still and are ineffective over 50% of the time. They had no choice after he pulled out his gun. Stupid choice on his part and he paid for it with his life. End of story.

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