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Questions after Minnesota police fatally shoot man who streamed chase



Police put up tape in an area near an officer involved shooting on East 77th Street in Richfield, Minn., Saturday night, Sept. 7, 2019. Police near Minneapolis shot and killed a driver following a chase after he apparently emerged from his car holding a knife and refused their commands to drop it. The chase started late Saturday night in Edina and ended in Richfield with officers shooting the man, Brian J. Quinones, who had streamed himself live on Facebook during the chase. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a man who livestreamed himself being pursued by officers is raising questions about whether they could have used another method to stop him.

Thirty-year-old Brian Quinones was shot Saturday after police in a Minneapolis suburb say he confronted them with a knife.

It’s not clear whether police knew that Quinones’ family members were worried about him, but experts say his mental state would’ve been immaterial if police faced an imminent threat.

Still, officers are trained to take appropriate measures to avoid being put in a situation where deadly force may have to be used.

No new details were released Monday about the shooting. It’s unknown if squad car or body-worn cameras captured video of the shooting.

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