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Amir Locke was respectful and curious, parents say: 'My heart ripped out of my body' to see shooting

Star Tribune
February 4, 2022

Amir Locke was a week away from moving to Dallas, Texas to pursue his music career and other endeavors when Minneapolis police fatally shot him while executing a search warrant unrelated to Locke, his parents said at a news conference Friday morning.

Karen Wells and Andre Locke said their son was a respectful and curious entrepreneur who was mentored by relatives who are law enforcement officers with a sheriff's office in Illinois and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His father said Locke, 22, had a permit to carry a gun for protection in part because of his job as a DoorDash driver and the dramatic spike of violent carjackings across the metro.

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