MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man was shot and killed Wednesday night as protests broke out near East Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue. The owner of a nearby business is under arrest.
Hector Henandez captured the unrest as it unfolded in front of his restaurant.READ MORE: Officials ID Man Shot Dead In Beltrami County
âI start to see like thousands of people running around. Next thing you know we have probably 100 people banging on the windows throwing rocks,â Hernandez said.
Somewhere in the chaos, shots rang out. Abi Baires and her employees heard the unmistakable sound.
âThat was like whatâs happening. All of a sudden a man is running over here and he just collapsed right there in the corner,â Baires said.
We’re told a business owner on East Lake Street had opened fire.
âIt went out of control so I can understand his fear and his pain knowing heâs about to lose everything that heâs worked for, for so many years. This is not how it should have been,â Baires said.READ MORE: Missing: Abbey Piner, Last Known To Be In St. Paul
People watched as officers started CPR on the seemingly lifeless man.
âTheyÂ didnât want to let it go, they keep doing it, keep doing it, keep doing it. Iâve never seen nothing like that in my life never,â Hernandez said.
The aftermath, the glass, the debris, is still on the ground. A reminder of the rioting and another life lost.
Abi says her friend George Floyd would not have wanted any of this.
âMy business is going to get replaced. People are still going to come here when all this is over but to witness another Black man dying right here, and fighting for his life, which is what weâre, the opposite of what we want justice for,â Baires said.MORE NEWS: Wisconsin Gov. Evers Calls GOP-Ordered Election Probe A '$700,000 Boondoggle'
The name of the man killed has not yet been released. The suspect has been arrested, but not charged.