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Video: Man Shot by Police Draws Protests, Then His Victim Shows Up And Things Got Pretty Awkward

People gathered outside the Minneapolis apartment Saturday where 20-year-old Andrew ‘Tekle’ Sundberg was shot and killed by Minneapolis police. Demonstrators joined family members as they demanded more answers from law enforcement.

Two Minneapolis police snipers shot and killed Sundberg Thursday morning following a 6-hour long standoff.

The BCA, the top law enforcement agency in the state, is investigating the deadly use of police force. It still remains unclear what exactly prompted the officers to shoot.

According to investigators, Sundberg fired multiple gunshots inside the Seward neighborhood apartment building Wednesday night, and a neighbor, Arabella Yarbrough, called 911 saying a bullet went through her wall.

Yarbrough interrupted the demonstration Saturday as the group was getting ready to start the rally. She said she felt threatened by Sundberg and feared for her and her children’s lives that night.

“He tried to kill me in front of my kids,” she said.

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It’s astonishing that these protesters would speak to the victim that way. I understand they have their own viewpoint (and I’ll discuss that in a moment), but to address the person who was nearly killed by Sundberg in such a fashion is appalling. Telling her that the bullets were “not in you though” and “this is not the time” as she tries to add important context to the event is a case study of how, so often, these protesters want nothing to do with facts that might counter their narrative.

Sundberg’s parents attended the rally and sympathized with Yarbrough.

“I wish I could wrap my arms around her and tell her I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry she had to experience that I’m so sorry for her pain,” Cindy Sundberg said.

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