Felony Assault Charge Thrown Garbage Lid in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors on Friday charged a Minneapolis man with assaulting a police officer with a garbage can lid.
On Aug. 26, Brayshaun Lamar Gibson, 28, allegedly threw a garbage can lid at a police officer during unrest in Minneapolis after the shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man from Kenosha, Wisconsin.e was taken to a hospital and treated for possible spinal damage, according to the complaint.
Gibson told investigators that he had gone downtown to eat dinner, but he heard a rumor that officers had shot someone in the area and became enraged, according to the criminal complaint. He told police he regretted being downtown and getting caught up in the "chaos."
Gibson later entered a department store through a broken window and stole property, the complaint states.
He is charged with second-degree assault, third-degree assault, second-degree riot and third-degree burglary.