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Shooting of man linked to Indian gangs in dispute

American Indian Movement activist Clyde Bellecourt says he wants more information on the fatal shooting of a man whom police are linking to Indian gang activity in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Bellecourt sits on the Police Community Relations Council to the Minneapolis police. He said he didn't want to jump to conclusions about the incident but two other members of the panel say the shooting was justified.

Benjamin Gene DeCoteau, 21, was killed by an officer early Saturday morning. After the shooting, police say he was a suspect in gang-related incidents at the Little Earth housing complex. His family vehemently denies the allegation.

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Panel at odds over police shooting (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 1/25)

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