• T. Blair

Suspect in Custody - MPD Sergeant Hit With 15 LB Trash Can Lid, Knocked Unconscious

Updated: Sep 22

With the aid of surveillance footage, investigating officers were able to identify and arrest 28-year-old Brayshaun Lamar Gibson, who is currently in custody at the Hennepin County jail.

Image: Star Tribune 8.26.20 - Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN - According to a criminal complaint, on August 26th, Brayshaun Lamar Gibson, 28, threw a fifteen pound metal trash can lid at a Minneapolis police sergeant, striking him in the head and knocking him unconscious.

Scroll down to see video of the incident.

Brayshaun Lamar Gibson, 28

Gibson was taken into custody on September 2nd. The incident occurred on the 600 block of Nicollet Mall amid riots and chaos sparked by false reports accusing police of a shooting death. Those accusations were proven false within two hours after the death occurred, when MPD publicly released (viewer discretion advised) a shocking video that showed a man shooting himself in the head. MPD later deleted the video stating, "Yesterday MPD posted a video in order to dispel rumors that caused significant public safety concerns for our city. After receiving feedback from the community, we have removed the video due to the graphic nature and out of respect to the individual, his family and the community."

With the aid of surveillance footage, investigating officers were able to identify and arrest Gibson for the assault and other riot related crimes. Gibson is currently still in custody at the Hennepin County jail; charged with second-degree assault, third-degree assault, second-degree riot and third-degree burglary.

A video, widely circulated on social media, shows the sergeant getting struck in the head and falling to the ground. He was hospitalized and treated for his injuries, he has since been released and is reportedly receiving therapy.

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