Photos from the scene following a vigil for Winston Boogie Smith Jr, 32, showed dumpster fires in the street and a line of officers standing guard.
It was the second night of protests in response to the fatal shooting Friday in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood.
Police said 27 people were arrested in the protest, with 26 accused of rioting and one facing a weapons charge.
No injuries were reported but some businesses sustained damage.
Authorities said that Smith was wanted on a weapons violation and fired a gun before two deputies shot him while he was inside a parked vehicle.
Members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force were trying to arrest him on a warrant for allegedly being a felon in possession of a gun.Family and friends described Smith as a father of three who was often harassed by police. (TVNZ)