Victim of man killed by police confronts protesters: ‘He tried to kill me’

"He tried to kill me in front of my kids," she said.

The victim posted these and several other photos to Facebook purportedly showing bullet holes in her apartment.

Six hours before Minneapolis police killed Andrew Tekle Sundberg, a mother with two young children called to report that Sundberg was firing a gun into her apartment.

That mother, Arabella Foss-Yarbrough, confronted protesters Saturday who were demonstrating against Sundberg’s death.

“This is not a George Floyd situation. George Floyd was unarmed. This is not okay,” she said.

“My kids have to deal with this and probably have a mental illness now because they almost lost their lives. There’s bullet holes in my kitchen because he sat in the f–ing hallway watching me move,” she added. “He tried to kill me in front of my kids.”

“You’re alive,” “shut up,” and “this is not the time” were among the responses.

Sundberg, 20, was killed by MPD snipers around 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning after a six-hour standoff, which began the night before when police responded to Yarbrough’s call. When officers arrived on scene, they saw “debris exploding from walls” as Sundberg fired his gun. They escorted Yarbrough to safety and commenced negotiations with Sundberg, which included phone calls and videos from his parents, who adopted him from Ethiopia at the age of four.

When speaking with reporters Saturday, his parents expressed empathy for Yarbrough but said their son “did not deserve to be picked off like an animal from a rooftop.”

A GoFundMe purportedly started for Yarbrough by her older sister claims Sundberg “had been harassing her and stalking her for months.”

“Her apartment is a crime scene. She is not allowed to retrieve anything even with police escort. She now has no job, no identification, wallet, clothes for her self or children. My little sister is strong but she is breaking and needs more help than our family can provide at this time so I’m reaching out to the community. Anything would help so she can at least cover her standing bills while she gains new employment and focuses on her and the boys’ mental and emotional health,” it says.

No body-camera footage of the incident has been released. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is now handling the investigation and asked for the public’s help.

The BCA said two officers discharged their rifles during the incident, Aaron Pearson and Zachary Seraphine.


Anthony Gockowski

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