Demetrius Taylor, a black man of St. Paul, Minnesota was in his car visiting the neighborhood his mom lived in in North Minneapolis with a friend when he noticed a white man taking photos of him with his smartphone.
Taylor decided to investigate, and when he approached the man the man pulled a gun out.
Taylor got it all on camera and uploaded it to YouTube.
“You saw two black guys having a conversation in the car and you started taking pictures,” Demetrius said. “When you see me walking down this street, because I’m black, you got nervous and you pulled out your gun.”
The man tried to deny it and instigate a conversation with Taylor, who wouldn’t have it because the man was still holding a gun.
According to Fox News, Demetrius called the police after he stopped recording.
On February 8, 2015 at approximately 5:45 pm, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department responded to the area of the 3600 block of Sheridan Avenue North. Officers responded to a report where both parties involved called 911.
Officers arrived and spoke with both parties involved. At that time, neither party was interested in making a report.
Officers mediated the dispute, believing that no crime had occurred, based on the information they had at that time.
As with any call, a report may be taken, or charges levied at a later date/time if further information is brought forward to the police department.
Today I called and spoke with Mr. Taylor, who took the video. Mr. Taylor decided that he now wished to make a report, and will do so later tonight.
At this time, there is no further information available.
The video is now viral.