MINNEAPOLIS — A man charged with attempted murder after firing on Minneapolis police officers during a George Floyd protest in May 2020 has been acquitted of all counts.
According to lawyers for the accused man, Jaleel Stallings, he acted in self-defense. Attorneys claimed he fired three shots from a handgun at an unmarked white van after being struck by rubber projectiles, believing he was under attack by individuals other than law enforcement personnel, the Associated Press reported.
No officers were injured during the attack. Stallings, 29, of St. Paul, quickly surrendered after after the shooting, court documents revealed.
According to the New York Post, Stallings had been charged with two counts of second-degree attempted murder, multiple counts of assault and other charges.