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Family of man shot by police protests outside Minneapolis City Hall

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Three days have passed since a shooting claimed the life of a Minneapolis man, injured two police officers and resulted in the death of a motorcyclist, and family members say they still don't know why.

"I just want justice for him," said Ashley Martin, mother to Terrence Franklin's 4-year-old son, Nehemiah. "I want some answers."

Martin and her son stood on the steps of Minneapolis City Hall on Monday in a symbolic protest, saying they still have too many questions to find closure.

"I know he didn't have a gun," Martin said. "The whole story is not adding up at all."

Police say Franklin reached for an MP-5 gun held by one of the officers, but Martin told FOX 9 News she doubts that story.

"I don't believe that," she said. "Everybody that I've talked to that knows the whole story says the same thing: 'It doesn't sound right.'"

According to the Minneapolis Police Department, officers struggled with Franklin in the basement of a home he'd broken into after he fled police in a car and then on foot. Two officers were shot and wounded in the fray, and one remains in the hospital.

More questions linger at the intersection of 26th and Blaisell, where motorcyclist Ivan Romero was killed in a collision with a Minneapolis police squad that was responding to the shootings. Police confirm the squad went through a red light a half an hour after the shooting, but said the car had lights and sirens activated.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau has repeatedly said the department wants to be transparent, but said they still need time to make sure they know all the facts. That includes collecting witness statements as they continue their investigation, but the loved ones of those killed admit they are getting impatient.

"I just want some answers because my son doesn't have a daddy anymore," Martin said. "I want people to know that I don't think it was right what happened to him."

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