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facility. there was no confrontation with anyone that was there. there was no disturbance. there was to argument. he just appeared to randomly start shooting and that began in the parking lot and then he did go into the building, into the facility for a brief period of time before he took his own life. >> reporter: we know authorities are serving search warrants and looking for more information on this individual. while they have not named him officially so far, cnn has learned through a few different law enforcement sources that this was an individual known to state, law and local law enforcement officials that a family member called in a warning to them that this individual had a propensity for violence, there was an investigation open, but at some point the fbi closed that investigation saying there wasn't enough information to continue it. it's not clear why it was closed but then this happened so i'm sure they will go back and look at it all again. right now the city of indianapolis and this part of
indianapolis, this massive landscape of warehouses in this area now trying to grapple with america's latest mass shooting. >> thank you. police say they do not know the motive for the shooting. we are learning federal authorities were warned about the suspect. this is what miguel alluded to. let's go to cnn senior justice correspondent evan perez with more. what do you know about this gunman's history? >> that's exactly what i think the investigation is focused on, as we try to figure out what the motivation was. we are looking at that previous contact miguel talked about. at some point a family member called authorities to notify them that there was some concern about the behavior of this suspect, the suspected shooter and raised concern about the potential violence. so the local authorities and fbi both investigated. the fbi opened a preliminary
investigation and then closed it, it appears, because it was determined there was not enough evidence to continue that. the question, and what they're going through now, is there something that was missed at that point. as you know, there's a lot -- we have a lot of she's shootings in this country and so a lot of times you go back and you see what, perhaps, the agents may have done at that time that may in retrospect have been done differently. that's the process going on right now. we know, as miguel pointed out, there's the search of an address associated with the suspected shooter. they'll talk to family members and look through social media, look through the devices to see if he left behind anything to explain why this happened. it may turn out to be a mix of motivations. again, there's some indication that there was some concern from a family member in the past about him. so, we'll see whether there is something more recent that has
come forward. at this point, brooke, though the fact these things keep happening and these things are difficult, these investigations are very difficult to do, especially if someone hasn't done something at that point. let me close one right here by saying we're going to miss you. i know this is your final show here. it's sad that yet again we're dealing with something like this. but this is how -- this is how things are these days. >> i know. when i woke up this morning and knowing it was my last day, i couldn't believe it. although i should believe it because this is what happens in america. evan perez, i love you. thank you very much for all of that. now to the latest on this deadly police shooting. chicago police say less than one second past between the time 13-year-old adam toledo was seen holding a gun and the time this officer shot him and ultimately killed him. new body cam video released from the chicago police department
shows the moment this officer made the split-second decision to shoot this 13-year-old after police say the teen was seen holding a gun at the end of this chase. this happened end of march. the video also shows toledo raising his hands an instant before a single bullet is fired, hits him in the chest. cnn's ryan young joins us now with the very latest from chicago. ryan, what do you know? >> reporter: brooke, clearly a lot of questions about this shooting. this police-involved shooting here in chicago. there's also a lot of mistrust between the community and the police department. so, you understand that when the police released this video and said the teen had a gun, there were people who still didn't believe it. the police did their due diligence in releasing video. you can see the spot shadow in which they say the teen had a gun in his hand when the officer confronted him. this all started a few weeks ago when a shot-spotter technology heard gunshots in a neighborhood
in chicago. it was eight gunshots recorded. the officer arrived to the scene to know that he was looking for somebody who obviously had been opening fire somewhere. he engaged with the teen. it was about 19 seconds from the chase to when the shots were fired. it was a split-second decision. the family attorney doesn't believe the officer had to fire that falts shot because they believe the teen had already discarded the gun when that shot was fired. still a lot of questions in this city. on top of that, you have protesters who are taking to the street. last night less than 100 protesters. there's a belief that larger protests could be scheduled for tonight. all across michigan avenue, businesses have started boarding up. they hired extra security just in case because we had violent protests last summer you. you understand there are some people who are worried about what could happen. at the end of the day, adam
toledo, a 13-year-old, shot and killed by the police department. not a lot of easy answers in this case. >> wannot at all. thank you for that reporting. we have new details and how the cities of minneapolis and brooklyn center are preparing for the weekend after the death of daunte wright. even as the u.s. continues to vaccinate americans at record pace, nearly half the states in the u.s. are seeing increases in covid cases and one state's hospitals are nearing capacity. we'll talk about that with an e.r. doctor. president biden is reversing on a campaign promise, keeping the cap, the maximum on the number of refugees allowed into the u.s. at the same level set by the trump administration. you're watching cnn on a friday. i'm brooke baldwin. we'll be right back.
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so when it comes to your business, you know we'll stop at nothing. we're back. you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. for a fifth straight night protesters peacefully took to the streets in minnesota over the deadly shooting of daunte wright. it all happened hours after kim potter, the now former police officer, charged with second-degree manslaughter in wright's death, made her first court appearance. her next court date is set for may. adrian is live for us in brooklyn center. how is the city preparing going
into the weekend, adrian? >> reporter: here in brooklyn center and beyond, members of the national guard will be seen overnight in the surrounding communities. let's take minneapolis, for example. national guard troops have been -- or members have been stationed there at least for the past few nights around the third precinct, which is one of the precincts which is in downtown minneapolis. the third precinct we know burned. nevertheless, the guard will be on standby as we head into the weekend. people from the community still plan to stand up for what they call justice. this after kim pot earn was charged with second-degree manslaughter. she made her initial court appearance yesterday. it lasted less than five minutes. during that paring, the reading of the criminal complaint was waived and daunte wright's mother was watching from a
device, and this is what she had to say. >> i was on a zoom call y watch. and she waved into the camera. when they asked if she was present. that made my heart break ten times more into a million pieces. i felt anger, i felt sadness, i felt lost and i felt helpless, and i don't want to feel helpless. i need my son to have justice along with everybody else's sonsnsnsnsnsnsugereople who are murdered by the police. >> reporter: and protesters are echoing the message that wright's family has repeated day after day since his killing. they want potter charged with more serious charges. there was a sign hanging on the fence that keeps people away from the police department. it says, bring -- it said, bring
charges against kim potter. specifically murder. i want to tell you something we've seen out here today. members from the community engaging with the national guard. they're off to my right side. it seems some folks from the community have built a relationship with the national guard members. they were playing rock, paper, scissors and talking. while these fences are up to keep them away, some protesters are finding a way to get to them and talk. brooke? >> community engagement is so needed. thank you for pointing that out. thank you for your reporting. just down the road there, minneapolis, we may be day as way from learning the fate of derek chauvin, the former minneapolis police officer charged in the death of george floyd. after closing arguments, all eyes turn to the jury as we wait for their verdict in this case. derek chauvin is facing multiple charges. second-degree manslaughter, third-degree and second-degree
unintenti unintentional murder. that final charge bringing with it up to 40 years behind bars. coming back is elie, and charles ramsey, and former police commissioner, former chief -- metropolitan police in d.c. chief ramsey, i want to start with you here. this is all happening in minneapolis, against the back drop of all of theets other shootings. i know the jury is not yet seque sequestered. how could all of what's swirling affect them and the outcome of this trial? >> well, i hope not. i know that's a big concern of everyone and the judge has been very clear, asking them not to watch the news and so forth. let's hope that they're able to not have it affect their decision on the chauvin case. it is tough. you have a lot going on now between brooklyn and between minneapolis, you have police stations being fenced off with
rhoadeser wire around. i mean, it's -- these times are just absolutely crazy that we're living in right now. >> they are. they are. >> final arguments. elie, monday, closing arguments. what do you expect is the driving message from each side? >> if you think back to opening arguments two and a half weeks ago, i think people were surprised how straightforward, nondramatic they were. that's the nature of opening arguments. closing is different. they are more dramatic, lawyers can be argumentative where they're not in argumentative. i look for more fireworks. the key in any closing is focus. as the prosecutor, you are saying, focus on this defendant. they will say, focus on that 9:29. the defense really, i don't say this in a deg roderogatory way,n something else. focus on the carbon monoxide, focus on the bystanders. all the defense is trying to do is create reasonable doubt.
i think this is going to be a really heat exchange of closing arguments and then it will be in the jury's hand. >> you mentioned carbon monoxide. i'll come back to you. commissioner, we know the defense hammered home three arguments. george floyd's drug use and underlying health issues, the, quote/unquote, hostile crowd of bistanders. in your opinion, and we can't kroul into the hearts and minds of the jury, but how strong was their case? >> they talked about everything except nine sxhits 29 seconds. that's the problem. how can you use that force for that long a period of time against an individual who's not struggling? i mean, that is going to be a huge mountain for the defense to overcome because you have to keep going back to that and to think that action did not significantly contribute to the death of george floyd, even though, yeah, he had heart disease. yeah, he had drugs in his
system. he had all that. maybe he inhaled carbon mo monoxide, who knows. but do you honestly think kneeling on his neck for 9:29 did not distribucontribute to t of death? >> it would be hard to believe that this whole thing could come down to carbon monoxide in george floyd's system. as you have pointed out time and time again, all it takes is doubt to creep into the mind of one juror. elie, was that a miss for the prosecution? >> well, i think the prosecution actually ended up coming out of that piece okay because if you remember, on the cross-examination of the defense witness, dr. fowler who gave us this carbon monoxide theory, they got him to admit -- the prosecutor said, do you have any data behind that? >> hang on. we're going to see the president with the japanese prime minister just into us. >> we have had some private time together, lunch and tea, and it's great to have him with us.
as you know, this is the first foreign leader to visit me in my presidency. and i'm really pleased to welcome such a close ally and good partner. the united states and japan have a big agenda ahead of us. we are two democracies in the pacific region and our cooperation is vital, in my view, on both our views, to meeting the challenges facing our nation and ensuring the future of the region that remain free and open and prosperous. so, i'm looking forward to speaking with the prime minister and our teams are tackling a shared agenda. we are ready to get to work. so, welcome, mr. prime minister. as we say in the body i used to work in the united states senate, i yield the floor to the prime minister. it's all yours, yoshi.
>> translator: thank you very much. thank you for accepting me as the first foreign leader under your presidency. my deepest gratitude to you. and yesterday there was a shooting in indianapolis i heard and causing much casualty. i would like to express my condolences to the victims and my sympathies to the families. innocent citizens must not be exposed to any such violence. freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law are the universal values that link our alliance that is prevalent
in the indo-pacific. this is the very foundation of prosperity and stability of the region and the globe. and the importance of such values has heightened to unprecedented level. and upon my visit to the united states, i wish to reaffirm the new and tight bond between us and in order to realize a free and open indo-pacific, there are many common challenges as well as emerging global issues including covid-19 and climate change. i wish to spend time with you to, again, confirm the close ties between our two countries. again, thank you for accepting us. >> just listening in on any questions. this is significant. you see it on your screen. this is the first face-to-face meeting president biden has had
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president biden's latest sanctions on moscow for election interference and that massive hack known as solarwinds. let's get to cnn's kylie atwood. what is russia doing and who's on the riis list? >> reporter: brooke, we were expecting this. russia said the united states was going to pay a price for all the tremendous costs we saw the biden administration impose on russia yesterday. now we're seeing just the beginning, perhaps, of what they're going to be doing. there are u.s. officials who being sanctioned by the russian government. they won't be allowed into the country because they are added onto this list. i want to go through that list with you because these are some very high-ranking biden administration officials. so, it starts with measure rick g merrick garland, michael carvajal, alejandro mayorkas, susan rice, domestic policy
adviser, former u.n. ambassador during the obama administration. christopher wray, the fbi director and avril haines, director of national intelligence for the biden administration. this a tremendous list. these are some of the highest ranking officials in the biden administration who are going to be doing things such as looking at u.s./russia relations. avril haines will be collecting everything the u.s. government knows about russia. she was integral to the process that led up to what we saw the biden administration do yesterday with those sanctions, with expelling diplomats. we should also note, brooke, the russians are also saying they are going to be expelling u.s. diplomats from russia and they are also suggesting that the u.s. ambassador there, ambassador sullivan, he is a holdover from the trump administration, they're suggesting that he returns to
washington for consultation. so, we're waiting to see if he's actually going to do that. we're waiting for a response from the biden administration. brooke? >> let us know about that response when it happens. kylie, for now, thank you. michigan's governor is facing pressure to put strict covid restrictions back in place in her state amid the alarming surge in new cases and increasing numbers of more transmissible covid variants fueling are a surgery. hospitalizations have also increased. some hospitals near 95% capacity. with me now, dr. rob davidson, emergency room physician there. you know, you live, you practice in more rural michigan. tell me the story of your e.r., how bad is it? >> yeah, first, brooke, i want to thank you for the past year that we've been able to have these conversations. you and your team have helped me grow as a public health and health care communicator. appreciate awhat you're doing. >> thank you. >> it's tough. it's tough. i just got done working another shift, first of four.
we are routinely admitting or transferring nearly a dozen patientses in a small hospital, i think we transferred a dozen out yesterday. at least half of those folks have are had covid positive, amongst the people we're seeing, at least 50% or more. some are reporting ten out of ten for a shift they're getting positive for covid. so, it's been a challenge. we are in a fourth wave, no doubt. and here in rural michigan, the circumstances make it a little tougher. >> let me just echo that sentiment and thank you for all the work you have been doing and are doing. i know it's a long day when i have a dr. rob live shot in the car. thank you for that. let's talk about vaccinations. pfizer is saying recipients of its vaccine will likely need a booster within six to 12 months after folks are fully vaccinated. so, do you think covid shots will be needed annually for the foreseeable future? >> i certainly think a booster will be needed. it's hard to say if this is a
virus that's with us, that becomes endemic, and then it's just an annual type thing. we're hopeful that we can stomp this out enough, drive down the transmission enough to eventually wipe out the virus. that's what herd immunity will do for us. if we can ever get to herd immunity, yes, the folks that do get immunized will have to get something periodically. maybe every year. if that's the case, i trust that -- i know myself, my family will be doing that. i hope as many people as possible will do that as well. >> you mentioned, too, a second ago about this -- we're now in this latest surge, but yet just help us understand because we know millions of people now are being vaccinated every day. so, why are we seeing this uptick in cases? >> well, here in michigan specifically, we have a ton much variants. the b11.7 originated in the uk. they think that's up to 70% of the cases when they do the genomic testing.
we have a group of parents protesting at the high school, pounding on the door because they don't want their kids to play masks when they play sports. they are the same group resistant to getting vaccinations. i say, that's great. i would love it if none of this were happening, but it is. so, we have to try to convince people to do what's right. our governor has done everything right from the beginning, as near as i can tell. it's a nearly impossible task here. this state is unique. we have the republican legislature who sued her to take away her powers. i know they're trying hard to get more vaccines in arms to get enough people to follow the public health guidelines has proved to be nearly impossible. >> appreciate all you're doing. keep fighting. thank you. dr. rob davidson, great to see you. great to have you on. >> bye-bye. as the world prepares to say good-bye to prince philip tomorrow, we have new details on the royal funeral. that is next.
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britain's prince philip will be buried at st. george's castle at windsor castle. it will be a toned down affair by royal standards but queen elizabeth's husband of 37 years might have preferred it that way. max foster joins us live from win windsor, england. what are the plans for tomorrow? >> reporter: it's interesting, isn't it, because despite all these restrictions, ultimately, as you say, prince philip will get what he wanted. will get the order of service but later on he defined that order of service.
he defined what military traditions he wanted to be adisplay tomorrow. it will all be there but it will be slimmed down. he didn't want the big state funeral. ultimately it would have sued him. one of the most poignant things we'll see tomorrow is the chapel with just 30 members of the congregation for this massive national event. you'll see the queen sitting there on her own, grieving her husband of 73 years. i think that's going to be a really poignant moment. but it will in many ways feel like a celebration of a really long and rich life, brooke. >> as they tomorrow celebrate this long and rich life, and just given the fact that you've reported so much recently in the wake of that meghan and harry interview and this royal rift, how has the family been dealing with all of that? >> reporter: well, you know, i think it's there. i think it is a tension, and i think they're trying to deal with it. but what they don't want tomorrow to be is an analysis of the tensions between harry and
william. they've dealt with that in a couple of ways. nothing official, but, uyou kno, you can see what's happening here. one is they'll all be wearing civilian suits because harry has been stripped of his title and he won't be able to wear a military title. is it fair he's one of the only -- well, there's two of them with andrew, but two people who served in conflict not wearing a military suit. it would have been very odd. also you'll see william and harry in the same line in the procession but separated by peter phillips. i think that was, again, a way of dispelling all the tension that would have been on that very tense relationship. >> max foster, thank you. i know we'll be seeing you tomorrow. just a quick programming note for all of you before we leave today. make sure you watch the cnn original series "the people versus the clan: the t," the tr story of a mother who took down the kkk.
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>> okay. i got this. i got this. deep breath. deep breath, brooke. okay. let me let you in on a little secret. this job, my show here on cnn was not originally supposed to be mine. more than a decade ago there was an anchor suddenly departed cnn leaving this gaping hole in the afternoons and the then bosses quickly turned to me and they were like, brooke, we're going to need you to keep the seat warm just for a week until we actually find the person who will take over this show. okay? well, guess what. i've kept the seat warm for nearly 11 years. you and i have witnessed history together from marriage equality to this pandemic from the women's march to me, too, from natural disasters to, again, senseless shootings and now we wait. we wait for the justice in a trial where another black man in america has died at hands of
police. this job using my voice for over a decade has been nothing short of a profound privilege so to you at home, thank you, thank you for trusting me. thank you for holding me accountable, and thank you for all of the love. i'm telling you. i'm reading every single one of your dms, send them on and to you, my cnn family, my cnn huddle. this is the hardest part. thank you for making me better. thank you for pushing me. thank you for believing in me and my big backflip off the high dive today. you know, a decade ago i didn't even know this show would become mine, and now a decade later i find myself in a similar
situation, not totally knowing what's next, and i'm okay with that because what i do now is that i am a journalist and a storyteller for life, and lastly i'm leaving this place even better than i found it. i'm borrowing a line from the leader of the u.s. women national team as told to me by megan rapinoe when i recently interviewed her for my book "huddle" and she said it started with mia hamm and abby wambach and fighting for what's fair and right and equal for the next generation of women's soccer players. these women when they left the team, they would urge the remaining players to leave the team better than they found it, and so here i am in relating it to journalism, let me tell you something. when i saw all of those women recently one after another after another, these white house
correspondents for tv and print standing up to ask president biden a question at his very first press conference, let me just say i was sitting in my office. i was on my feet cheering them on, so many women, black, white, brown, progress. we do need diverse voices telling our stories from in front of the camera and to the executive suites. we are making progress, so whatever industry you are in, my parting words get a little uncomfortable. speak up and keep pushing. i'm brooke baldwin here in new york, and i cannot wait to have you join me on our journey together. (vo) nobody dreams in conventional thinking. it didn't get us to the moon. it doesn't ring the bell on wall street. or disrupt the status quo.
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welcome ba"the lead." i'm jake tapper. we start with our national lead. the epidemic of gun violence in the united states of america and another, another mass shooting. this one leaving eight families with funerals to plan and another community asking why, and could there have been prevented and if so how? we know overnight in indianapolis a male gunman opened fire both outside and inside a federal express facility. he killed eight people, injured several others and then killed himself. the fbi says as of right now it is too early to speculate on any motive, but three law enforcement sources tell cnn that a family member of the suspected shooter had previously, previously gone to authorities warning about the potential for violence. we'll have more on that in a moment. today flags across the united states, including at the white house, are b