Minnesota shooting: Police kill knife-wielding man who livestreamed chase on Facebook, officials say

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Police in Minnesota shot and killed a man who livestreamed himself leading officers on a chase, then jumped out of his vehicle while holding a knife Saturday night, authorities said.

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According to the Star Tribune, police said the chase began when Brian J. Quinones drove through a red light in Edina and fled when officers tried to pull him over. Quinones broadcast live video to his Facebook page as police pursued him through Edina and Richfield, the newspaper reported.

The chase came to an end about 12 minutes after Quinones started filming, when police stopped his car with a PIT maneuver in Richfield, the Star Tribune reported. Quinones' cellphone continued to broadcast as he got out of the vehicle, apparently holding a knife, according to the newspaper. Officers shouted at Quinones before they opened fire, killing him, the Star Tribune reported.

The fatal shooting drew a crowd of angry onlookers who criticized officers for killing the man, according to the Star Tribune.

Richfield and Edina police said the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting.

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