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Blame laid on Indian man killed by police officer

An Indian man who was fatally shot by a police officer fired his gun first, the man's cousin said in a criminal complaint.

Benjamin DeCoteau, 21, was killed early Saturday morning in Minneapolis. His cousin, Dana Blue-David Dickenson, said he wanted to shoot a police officer.

Police say DeCoteau was a suspect in gang-related incidents at the Little Earth housing complex. His family and American Indian Movement leader Clyde Bellecourt say the association is unfair.

Get the Story:
Cousin: DeCoteau fired at officer first (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 1/26)

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