Report: Black Lives Matter protester killed in New York
Posted On July 6, 2021
A black man was fatally shot and killed by police in New Jersey on Wednesday after a violent confrontation that began with a protest over a fatal police shooting in Brooklyn, authorities said.
The police said the 26-year-old protester, known by the pseudonym “Black Lives Matter,” was shot in the back and taken to a local hospital.
The suspect has not been identified.
The suspect is a 29-year old black man who was taken into custody in the early morning hours of Wednesday, police said in a statement.
He was charged with murder, aggravated assault, unlawful imprisonment and harassment.
The man was not being treated for a head injury, police added.
In a statement, the New Jersey State Police said it was “aware of the situation that took place during the demonstration on Thursday evening” in Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Park neighborhood.
The protest, organized by the Black Lives Movement, was intended to mark the death of a New York City police officer, police told local news stations.
In the hours before the protest began, protesters clashed with officers, causing them to be injured, the statement said.
Police said two protesters were arrested and that more than 40 people were arrested on charges including disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in an emailed statement that he was “deeply saddened” by the killing.
“The death of Mr. Brown has been a great loss for our community, and the NYPD is doing everything possible to support the grieving family,” he said.
De Blasio added that the police have been instructed to do everything possible, including holding public memorials for Brown and urging demonstrators to remain peaceful.
A spokesman for the New York State Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The NYPD said it has been notified of the death.
A crowd of protesters gathered in Brooklyn Park on Wednesday, November 26, 2017.
The New York Police Department confirmed that it had responded to a call of a shooting in the vicinity of the Brooklyn Park Police Department.
The NYPD said in the statement that the incident involved two people who were arrested, that one of the people was transported to a hospital and the other was taken to the Brooklyn hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Earlier, the police said that the two men who were charged had been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer, resisting arrest, and resisting an officer.
The New Jersey Department of Safety and Homeland Security said in its statement that it was investigating.
A statement posted on the agency’s website said that it is cooperating fully with the investigation.
Police were still searching for the suspect on Wednesday morning, according to the New Orleans Advocate newspaper.
In recent months, protests have erupted in several cities around the country, from Seattle to New York.
Protesters have been confronted by police with tear gas, pepper spray and stun grenades, often ending with the deaths of at least one person.
Demonstrators have often staged sit-ins, marches and peaceful protests in the name of black lives, in an attempt to push back against the nation’s largest police force.
The movement began in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white police officer shot and injured an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in 2014.
Brown was killed the next year after a grand jury declined to indict the officer involved in the shooting.