The Star Tribune reports that Bayle Gelle arrived at the scene this morning with several supporters and identified his 22-year-old son, Dolal Idd as the man shot following a stop for a felony warrant. The Star-Tribune reports the scene became tense as about 100 protesters gathered, cursing police and sometimes throwing snowballs.
Floyd died on May 25 as officers kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes.
It was the first police killing in the city since George Floyd's death in May.
The spokesman said that the man was pronounced dead there and that a woman who was in the auto was uninjured.
Police said the man died in an exchange of gunfire, and Chief Medaria Arradondo said witnesses said the man fired first.
Arradondo said that this shooting, as all police shootings in the city, was under investigation and that the officers' body cameras were activated at the time.
"I want the community to be able to see what occurred and I think that that is part of us again moving forward and wanting to make sure we get the facts out there", Arradondo added.
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According to police, Idd had open fired at officers manning a traffic stop.
The state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is handling an investigation. "Our city has gone through too much", Arradondo said.
"Officers were conducting a traffic stop involving a felony suspect".
In a statement late Wednesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said: "Events of this past year have marked some of the darkest days in our city". That incident touched off nationwide unrest over police violence and racism in the U.S. A push by some City Council members to replace the department with a new public safety unit failed this summer.
"I know there are several (people) who are out at the scene, who are gathering", Mr Arradondo said in the briefing.
Frey called the shooting "a tragic and hard day capping what has been a tragic and hard year". "We must all be committed to getting the facts, pursuing justice and keeping the peace".
The officer who used a chokehold on Mr Floyd was charged with murder. All have pleaded not guilty; a trial is set for March, but a motion from lawyers for some of the officers to delay the trial is pending.