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‘He was 22’:  A year later, Amir Locke’s parents reflect on son’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police 

February 1, 2023

Both Andre Locke and Karen Wells remember waking up with a sick feeling in their stomachs in the early morning hours of Feb. 2, 2022.

Later that same morning, they learned Minneapolis police had shot and killed their son, 22-year-old Amir Locke, while executing a search warrant at the apartment where he was staying. 

“Our son didn’t do anything wrong. It could have been anyone’s son,” Andre Locke said. “But it happened to be ours, and people don’t understand how it feels until it actually happens to them.”

Read more about the past year for Amir's parents through Kirsten Swanson's reporting for KSTP.

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