Crowds of mourners and protesters have gathered in Minnesota City, where a 20-year-old black man was shot dead by police before getting back into his car and driving away, and then crashing several blocks away.
The family of the latest victim, Daunte Wright, said he was later pronounced dead.
The death sparked protests in Brooklyn Center into the early hours of Monday morning, as Minneapolis was stuck in the middle of trial of the first of four police officers involved George Floyd’s death.
John Harrington, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, said at a middle-of-the-night news conference that marchers had descended upon the Brooklyn Center police department building after the Sunday afternoon shooting.
Rocks and other objects were thrown at officers, but the protesters had largely dispersed as of 1:15 a.m. Monday, he said.
Mr. Harrington added that about 20 businesses had been broken into at the city’s Shingle Creek shopping center. He said law enforcement agencies were coordinating to tame the unrest, and the National Guard was activated.
Brooklyn Center Mayor, Mike Elliott announced a curfew in the city until 6 a.m. Monday. In a tweet he said, “We want to make sure everyone is safe. Please be safe and please go home”.