BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. - A vigil was held in memory of a man who was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center early Friday following a traffic stop.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says a blue van was pulled over on a traffic stop on the ramp at Shingle Creek Parkway and Interstate 94 around 2:20 a.m.
At some point a struggle ensued, an officer pulled his weapon and fatally shot the man, identified by family as Edmond Fair.
Fair's family believes officers should have subdued him rather than shooting him.
"You are trained to apprehend people and subdue them," said Lizzetta Fair, Edmond's sister. "You have a Taser. You have mace. You have handcuffs. You don't shoot and kill nobody."
Authorities tell KARE 11 they can't comment on the family's allegations because of a pending investigation.
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