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BLM members gather to remember Marcus Golden on anniversary of shooting

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Marcus Golden on a family vacation
Marcus Golden on a family vacation in Orlando.
Courtesy Golden family

Members of the Black Lives Matter movement gathered at a St. Paul restaurant Thursday night to remember 24-year old Marcus Golden, who was shot and killed in a confrontation with police a year ago.

The two officers involved said they shot Golden after he drove his vehicle at them outside a St. Paul apartment building.

In May, a grand jury declined to indict the officers.

Black Lives Matter St. Paul organizer Rashad Turner said there still needs to be a federal investigation.

"The independent — so-called independent — investigation that took place with Washington County basically took place after the investigation was completed by the St. Paul Police Department," he said. "So what derived from their investigation was pretty much echoing everything everything the St. Paul Police Department said."

Police were responding to reports that Golden was sending threatening text messages.