Uncle of Teenager Who Filmed George Floyd's Death Is Killed in Police Chase
Authorities are now investigating the pursuit and the crash
The uncle of the teenager who captured the death of George Floyd has been killed following a high-speed chase that resulted in a car accident.
Darnella Frazier wrote on Facebook on Tuesday:
"I honestly can't believe I'm making this post right now."
"I'm so hurt...nothing feels real."
"MINNEAPOLIS police Killed my uncle," she confirmed.
"Another black man lost his life in the hands of the police!"
Leneal Lamont Frazier, 40, was killed when his vehicle was struck by a police squad car that was chasing a robbery suspect on Tuesday morning.
The officer in the crash suffered serious injuries, but not fatal.
But Frazier died of his injuries.
A K9 dog was also in the squad car during the crash but suffered no injuries.
The robbery suspect fled from the scene and escape arrest.
According to Frazier's family, Leneal was driving to his girlfriend's home when he was struck by the police car.
Family have gathered near a north #Mpls intersection where an MPD squad was involved in a deadly crash overnight. They’ve ID’d the victim as 40yo Leneal Frazier. An officer was pursuing a fleeing armed robbery suspect when they struck Frazier’s Jeep. Suspect got away. @FOX9 pic.twitter.com/Y8Ec1KDFWB— Paul Blume (@PaulBlume_FOX9) July 6, 2021
Authorities are now investigating the pursuit and the crash.
Darnella Frazier was 17 years old when she filmed George Floyd's death.
Her video went viral and was used in the court trial against ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.
The Pulitzer Prize Board later gave her special attention for filming the incident.
Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd and sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison.