Protesters march for man fatally shot by St. Paul police

Published 12:33 pm Monday, September 23, 2019

ST. PAUL — Several dozen people marched in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood to remember a man who was fatally shot by a police officer.

Sunday evening’s protest ended peacefully after participants marched from a police station to the site where 31-year-old Ronald Davis was shot on Sept. 15. Authorities say Davis rear-ended a squad car then confronted Officer Steve Mattson with a knife before he was shot.

Police Chief Todd Axtell plans to release body camera video of the incident on Tuesday.

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During Sunday’s march, protesters shouted chants and sang “We are Family.” At the site of the shooting, they held a candlelight vigil and called for an end to police shootings. Activist and attorney Nekima Levy Armstrong said Davis should still be alive, telling the crowd, “Enough is enough.”