Bail Reduced for Defendant in Protest Shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bail has been significantly reduced for one of the men jailed in connection with the shooting of five protesters outside a Minneapolis police precinct.
Hennepin County Judge Hilary Lindell Caligiuri lowered bail for Nathan Gustavsson from $250,000 to $100,000 Wednesday. Gustavsson is charged with inciting a riot. Reports say his attorney, Robert Jones, argued that if Gustavsson were convicted of the charge, he most likely would receive probation, not jail time.
The 21-year-old Hermantown man and two others are charged with second-degree riot while armed in the shooting Nov. 23 at the Black Lives Matter encampment at the Fourth Precinct. The man accused of firing the gun is charged with first-degree assault.
The protesters were demonstrating over the death of Jamar Clark who was shot by police.