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Amir Locke, killed by Minneapolis cop, wanted music career

Police Shooting-Minneapolis
Posted at 10:19 AM, Feb 05, 2022

Before he was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer, Amir Locke had been making plans.

The 22-year-old Black man had filed paperwork to start a music business with help from his mother, and had already designed a logo.

His family says he planned to move to Dallas next week, where he would be closer to his mom and — he hoped — build a career as a hip-hop artist, following in the musical footsteps of his father.

His death inside a Minneapolis apartment where police were serving a search warrant early Wednesday has renewed calls for police accountability and justice for Black people who are too often victims.

It also left Locke's tight-knit family, friends and a community grieving for the life he didn't get to live.