State of­fi­cials say man pointed gun at po­lice

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

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.”

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