Who is Jamar Clark?

Who is Jamar Clark?

MINNEAPOLIS -- Protesters gathered Monday outside a north Minneapolis police precinct near the site where officers shot a black man.

Twenty-four-year-old Jamar Clark was shot in a scuffle with officers. Police say he was a suspect in a domestic assault and interfered with paramedics at the scene. Some witnesses allege Clark was handcuffed when he was shot.

Family members say Clark was young, made mistakes, but was turning his life around.

According to court documents, Clark has past convictions that include an aggravated robbery in 2010 and a terroristic threats conviction from earlier in 2015.

Clark's brother, Mario Reed, says he wanted to change his life and he was helping his brother to stay on the right path.

"He was trying to get his life back together, he was going to work every day. I was dropping him off every day. He worked at the car wash in northeast Minneapolis and he was just getting his life back in order," said Reed.

Regardless of his past, his family is now looking for answers to what happened to their loved one.

Mayor Betsy Hodges says she's requested a federal civil rights investigation in addition to the state investigation already underway.

Family members told KARE 11 Clark was taken off life-support Monday night.


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