“I honestly can’t believe I’m making this post right now… I’m so hurt...nothing feels right now,” Frazier wrote in a post on Facebook.
The teen said her uncle, Leneal Lamont Frazier, was killed after a Minneapolis police vehicle that was in pursuit of a suspected carjacker struck her uncle’s car. The 18-year-old said the police “took an innocent life trying to catch someone else.” Frazier also questioned why police would conduct a high speed chase on a residential road in the first place. Frazier posted a GoFundMe link for her family.
Minneapolis police released a statement saying that an officer was chasing the driver of a carjacked vehicle that had been involved with multiple robberies when the collision took place. The officer, the statement confirmed, was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries and that the other driver, who they did not identify, died soon after arriving at the hospital.