Saturday, July 31, 2021

Driver Pulled From Car After Plowing Through Minneapolis BLM Vigil, Killing Woman

Driver pulled from car after driving through protesters
Driver pulled from car by protesters after plowing through crowd, killing woman

*Footage has surfaced of Minneapolis protesters detaining a driver after he plowed his car through the crowd, killing one woman and injuring another on Sunday.

The group of people were gathered for a vigil against police brutality after U.S. Marshals fatally shot Winston Boogie Smith Jr., a Black man, earlier this month. The driver steered his car through the crowd at a high rate of speed at about 11:39 p.m. at the intersection of Lake Street and Girard Avenue. It had been reported that protesters pulled the suspect, a white man, from his car and held him until police arrived and took him into custody.

Here’s video of a man in the crowd detaining the suspect with a choke hold as the injured woman lay dying in the street.

Warning, the footage is graphic.

A 35-year-old St. Paul man, Nicholas David Kraus, was being held without bail for alleged vehicular manslaughter, according to Hennepin County jail records. He was booked into custody at 4:17 a.m. on Monday.

A man at the scene said in a livestreamed video posted to Facebook that people were playing Red Light Green Light in the street after a volleyball game when a car sped up, went through trash cans, hit another car that then hit a woman.

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