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How to watch: DPS to release video in trooper’s fatal shooting of driver in Minneapolis

Family IDs man killed by state trooper in Minneapolis as Ricky Cobb II

Family IDs man killed by state trooper in Minneapolis as Ricky Cobb II


MINNEAPOLIS —¬†Minnesota Department of Public Safety officials will release video footage Tuesday afternoon in the death of 33-year-old Ricky Cobb II, who was shot and killed by a state trooper.

The DPS says video footage will be released at 2:30 p.m. Cobb’s family has already been shown the video.¬†


  • What: DPS release of video in I-94 fatal use-of-force incident
  • Date: Tuesday, Aug. 1
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. CT
  • Watch: In the live player above, live on CBS News Minnesota, on the CBS News app on your phone or connected TV.
  • Warning: Video presentation may contain strong language and violence¬†

Relatives, community leaders and other demonstrators went to the governor’s mansion in St. Paul Tuesday to speak out about the fatal shooting.

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Early Monday morning, troopers pulled over a motorist with no tail lights on Interstate 94 near Lowry Avenue in north Minneapolis. They say the driver, Cobb, was wanted by Ramsey County law enforcement for violating a no-contact order in a domestic case.

When troopers attempted to make an arrest, they say Cobb refused to get out of the vehicle and instead drove away. Traffic cameras show troopers running on foot after the Fusion. That’s when a trooper opened fire.



The Minnesota State Patrol made no mention of Cobb being armed in a news release Monday. It’s still unclear when and why the trooper fired their weapon during the interaction.

In dispatch audio, a trooper can be heard saying that the driver had been shot in the abdomen three times. Life-saving measures were provided until medical services arrived, but Cobb later died.

Three troopers have been put on administrative leave, and they have yet to be identified.

Body and squad vehicle cameras were active during the incident and the state patrol says it will release the footage “expeditiously” after the family has seen it.

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