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United States : Togolese gunned down by police after a standoff

Protests were held in Austin, Minnesota in the United States on Thursday, December 30, 2021, in response to the death of a 38-year-old man believed to be a Togolese. Kokou Christopher Fiafonou was killed on December 23 by Austin police officer Zachary Gast.

US investigators have identified the policeman who shot the man after a standoff of more than 24 hours.

Gast has worked in the Austin department for two years. He is on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure following a police shootout.

Protesters blocking a street confront a driver outside the Mower County Law Enforcement Center before the driver turned around during a rally on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Austin, Minnesota, in response to the death of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast after a more than 24-hour standoff.Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin



Investigators identified the man he was eliminated as Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, 38, of Austin. According to a medical examiner’s office.

Fiafonou died of several gunshot wounds. However, a knife was found near his body, investigators noted.

While officers from the Austin Police Department do not wear body cameras, parts of the incident were captured by a board camera, investigators said.

The Facts


Austin police said the shooting occurred following a standoff that began in the afternoon of Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Officers were called to the area after reports that someone was in circulation with a machete in hand.

Officers confronted Fiadonu, but he rushed into a house. they tried to shock him with Tasers, but it was also to no avail.

Police said Fiafonou threatened to injure people before retreating to a nearby apartment building. For more than a day, officers attempted to force him out of the building, trying to subdue him with pepper spray and foam bullets.

On Thursday, December 23, during the night, Fiafonou left the apartment and went to a nearby gas station. The officers followed him. In the parking lot, he clashed with police while carrying a knife, police said. This time Gast fired. Fiafonou died at the scene.

The victim is said to have mental health problems



In an online fundraiser for funeral expenses, a person identifying themselves as a relative of Fiafonou said his cousin has mental health issues and the police should have sought medical assistance instead of trying to. overpower by force. They said he didn’t deserve to be shot.

The BCA’s investigation into the police shooting is still ongoing. Once completed, the results will be sent to the Mower County District Attorney’s Office for review and possible charges.
According to corroborating information and as his first name suggests, the victim is from

Togo.

We will come back to that.

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Honvi
Honvi
January 6, 2022 11:19 am

???

Ayo
Ayo
January 6, 2022 1:14 pm

Ne venez pas en Europe ou aux USA si vs avez des problèmes mentaux.
Il y a bcoup de filles et femmes togolaises qui souffrent de ce problème en Europe.
SVP parents togolais cessez d envoyer vos enfants fous ou folles en Europe ou aux USA.
Ils vont se faire tuer ou interner ds un hosto psychiatrique indéfiniment
A bon entendeur salut.
L Europe c est très très dur et ce n est pas fait pour les gens de faible mental ni de faible esprit ni de faible constitution physique

gilbert
gilbert
January 6, 2022 3:11 pm
Reply to  Ayo

ignorant

Ayo
Ayo
January 6, 2022 4:10 pm
Reply to  gilbert

Toi mm ignorant. Qu ai Je dit de mal?
Ou bien toi mm tu as attrapé la folie aussi. J en ai bien l’impression que toi machin Gilbert tu as pris une folie et on doit t’interner ds un hôpital psychiatrique avec les policiers européens ou américains ne te tirent dessus.
Hongbo be Hongbo

Tovi
January 8, 2022 4:19 pm
Reply to  Ayo

Tu penserais a tort donc que la folie est heriditaire. A la naissance , aucun bebe ne rit de folie. Un trouble mental survient au fil de temps suite a plusieurs facteurs, et toi meme ou tu es tu n’es pas epargne
Une fois de plus protester contre la brutalite de la police face a des individus de race noire en Amerique

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