The group has been outside the station peacefully protesting the Nov. 15 death of Jamar Clark—a 24-year-old, apparently unarmed man who was fatally shot by police—for more than a week. But things turned violent Monday when demonstrators sought to expel three masked men who were “behaving suspiciously.”
As they were escorted from the protest, the three men apparently turned around and opened fire, hitting at least five people.
During a telephone call to the precinct, police officers were overheard reviewing surveillance video and describing a masked white man pulling out a firearm, a description that appeared to align with accounts of the shooting that witnesses had given to Ms. Noor. In accounts given on social media and to Ms. Noor, witnesses described the gunmen as three men, two white and one Asian, wearing masks and bulletproof vests.