- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Police in Sioux Falls said Monday they are searching for a 17-year-old accused of attempted murder during riots that developed from a protest on May 31 over the death of George Floyd.

Sioux Falls police said they have video of the teen throwing rocks at police, then pulling a handgun from his pants and firing in the direction of police officers. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Police have made several other arrests of people accused of throwing rocks at police officers and vandalizing stores.

Nationwide protest have called for police reforms and an end to police brutality and racism after Floyd was killed two weeks ago by a white Minneapolis officer who pressed a knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes. Protests turned into rioting in many cities, but the protests have been mostly peaceful in recent days.

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