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Tania Harris, 18, suffered two gunshot wounds after being shot by police yesterday. Police claim that she was holding a knife but her family disputes police claims.

From Fox 9:

A Robbinsdale, Minn. police officer shot a high school student after an “unwanted person” call was made at an apartment complex early Thursday evening. According to the Hennepin County sheriff, Robbinsdale police responded to 3755 Hubbard Avenue North at 5:41 p.m., where they found a woman with a knife. VIEW PHOTOS

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis identified the woman as 18-year-old high school student Tania Harris. She is in stable condition at an area hospital with two gunshot wounds to her abdomen, according to the group. No officers were injured during the incident.

The sheriff said the woman was shot after refusing to comply with the officer’s commands, but Tania’s mother claims her daughter was unarmed.  Black Lives Matter likened this incident to the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, in that “we are witnessing a policing culture that insists on shooting first and asking questions later.”

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Photo: Fox 9/ Tania Harris

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