Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-06-16 07:58:44 –
Minneapolis — Minneapolis police suspect a 35-year-old St. Paul man convicted of drunk driving invading a crowd of demonstrators, killing one and injuring three others. He states that he is a driver.
Police say Nicholas Klaus was detained in Hennepin County Jail on Sunday charges of murdering a vehicle in a car crash.
According to online prison records, he was arrested early Monday and detained without bail in a Hennepin County prison on Tuesday.
Klaus has not been formally charged.
Police say he drove a car into a crowd of people protesting Winston Boogie Smith Jr.’s deadly police shooting on Sunday night. 31-year-old Deona Knajdek was killed.
Protests have continued in Uptown since federal law enforcement officials fatally shot and killed three fathers, Smith, a 32-year-old black man on June 3.
Officials say Smith was wanted for a weapons breach and fired a gun before two lawmakers shot him while Smith was in a parked car. The shooting was in connection with the US Marshals Service’s North Star Fugitive Task Force, so lawmakers weren’t wearing body cameras when Smith was killed. The incident was not recorded on the police car’s dash camera.
Smith’s family and friends demand transparency in the investigation.
Smith’s shooting was the latest in a series of high-profile deaths involving police officers in the Twin Cities area.
In April, 20-year-old Dantelite was shot dead by police during a traffic outage at the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Department officials said Kim Potter, a former police officer who fired a deadly shot, intended to fire a stun gun when Wright tried to escape, but instead grabbed her gun.Potter Faced with manslaughter..
Wright’s death occurred when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was on trial for murder in connection with George Floyd’s death in police detention in May 2020. Later convicted of murder and manslaughter.. He will be sentenced later this year.