State officials say man pointed gun at police
A black man who was fatally shot by St. Paul police had pointed a gun at officers twice after he was ordered to drop it, authorities said Saturday. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said authorities have video that shows the man with a gun but does not capture the full incident.
Cordale Quinn Handy, 29, of Waukegan, Ill., died of gunshot wounds early Wednesday after police say they were called to a report of domestic violence.
An attorney for Handy’s family disputes the police version of events and called for an independent investigation.
The BCA said that officers went to an apartment building, where they saw Handy outside with a handgun. “After repeated commands to drop the gun, Handy pointed the weapon twice at officers,” the BCA said. “Two officers fired their weapons, striking Handy. Officers located a handgun next to Handy.”