On Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 5:26pm, Minneapolis Police Officers responded to a 911 call reporting a male firing a handgun in a residential neighborhood near the 4700 block of Bryant Avenue North. Shortly after receiving the call, a squad arrived in the area, a foot chase ensued, and officers fatally shot Thurman Blevins.
Officers’ body worn cameras (BWC) captured the response to the call. The video you are about to see, the raw video, comes straight from responding Minneapolis police officer Justin Schmidt’s BWC. It contains movement and provides a lower level of clarity. This video is from the Minneapolis Police Department and has not been altered in any way.
Upon the officers exiting the squad car, you may hear clicking sounds. This sound is a product of audio disturbance from the microphone and does not reflect gun shots.
Please be advised that the video you are about to see is very graphic. This video is not suitable for young people or sensitive viewers.