A WOMAN has died after a car plowed into a crowd of people who were protesting against the shooting death of Winston Smith.

Cops said the suspect was arrested and another person was hurt following the incident in Minneapolis.

Witnesses on social media said that “someone was hit and wasn’t moving”on Lake Street/Girard as cops arrived on the scene with riot gear.

A woman has died and one other person suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Minneapolis Police confirmed.

It comes just days after Minneapolis was engulfed in flames after cops shot dead Winston Boogie Smith Jr. 

Protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis and 27 were arrested by police. 

The 32-year-old was wanted on an arrest warrant for possession of a firearm by a felon.

US Marshals moved in on him outside a parking garage as he was sat in a stationary car on a parking ramp off Lake Street between Fremont and Hennepin avenues, WCCO reported.

Cops said Smith refused to surrender and "produced a handgun resulting in task force members firing upon the subject."

Officers attempted life-saving measures but Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hennepin County deputies were also involved, although it is unclear in what capacity. It is currently unknown who fired the shot that killed Smith.

Officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, DailyMail reported.


The Minneapolis Police Department said they were not involved in the incident.

Family and friends described Smith as a father-of-three who was often harassed by police. 

Minneapolis has been on edge since the death of George Floyd just over a year ago, and the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by an officer in April.

The city has been compared to a war zone with gun violence spiraling out of control.

Several children have been killed in recent weeks.

Trinity Ottoson-Smith, nine, was caught in the crossfire of gun-toting thugs when she was playing in the backyard of her Minneapolis neighborhood on May 15.

And, six-year-old Aniya Allen was shot in the head on May 17 as she ate McDonald’s in her mom’s car. 

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