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Police: Suspect in downtown Minneapolis homicide shoots himself on Nicollet Mall

Police say the suspect apparently shot himself later on Nicollet Mall and false rumors circulated about the man's death on social media that led to a night of unrest
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MINNEAPOLIS — Police say that surveillance video shows a man shooting himself with a gun on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday. 

The man was identified as a suspect in a deadly shooting inside a downtown parking ramp earlier Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Just after 2 p.m. Wednesday, officers were sent to North 10th Street and Currie Ave. on a report of a shooting.

The officers found a man shot to death in a parking garage.

Police say there were two men and a woman in the parking garage arguing when the man was shot.

On Thursday, the man shot and killed in the downtown Minneapolis parking ramp was identified.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says 61-year-old Eddie George Gordon, of Rush City, died from a gunshot wound to the head and neck.

"One person pulled out a gun and shot the other person, the two uninjured people, adult male and female fled on foot," said John Elder, Minneapolis Police Spokesperson.

Police say the suspect apparently shot himself later on Nicollet Mall and false rumors circulated about the man's death on social media that led to a night of unrest in Minneapolis.

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