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A funeral was held Monday for an unarmed man shot dead by Minneapolis police — as authorities announced that a fourth person is being held in connection with a shooting near a "Black Lives Matter" protest following the death.
Hundreds of people attended the funeral for 24-year-old Jamar Clark, who was shot and killed in an encounter with police last week.
"I'm still hurt," his sister, Sharice Burns, told the packed church on the city's north side, The Associated Press reported. "I'm still suffering. We need justice sooner rather than later."
Also Wednesday, Minneapolis police announced that a fourth person was being held in relation to a shooting that wounded five people Monday near a Black Lives Matter protest over Clark’s death. Police said no other suspects are being sought.
None of the injuries from Monday night’s shooting are believed to be life threatening, police have said.
No charges have been filed in that shooting. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said all four men are being held in jail and will remain jailed until at least Monday while prosecutors decide whether to charge them. Police and federal investigators are still gathering evidence, the attorney’s office said.
The shooting occurred about a block from the Minneapolis Police Department's 4th Precinct, where protesters have been holding demonstrations following Clark’s death.
Clark was shot Nov. 15. Police say Clark was a suspect in an assault and was interfering with paramedics who were trying to treat the victim. An autopsy found that he died of a gunshot wound to the head.
Monday’s shooting near the protest occurred after a group of men began confronting demonstrators and were being escorted away, a witness told NBC News.
Some members of the Black Lives Matters movement suggested the shooting of protesters was racially-motivated.
"I heard the N-word. And after that, everybody started rushing towards them. So we get to 14th and Morgan and all I hear is pow, pow, pow, pow, pow," shooting victim Wesley Martin told NBC affiliate KARE11.
Police have not disclosed a motive or provided more details, citing an ongoing investigation. Three of the four men held are white, and the other is listed as Asian, police said. All were taken into custody Tuesday, but two turned themselves in, police said.