Suspect Who Died Fleeing Police ID’d

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man who Minneapolis police say jumped to his death during a foot chase with officers has been identified as 29-year-old Jason Yang of West St. Paul.

The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office and Minneapolis police say Yang died of multiple injuries after falling several stories from a freeway off-ramp early Saturday.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that police say Yang started a fight just after 2 a.m. outside a downtown nightclub. When officers arrived, he ran to the freeway off-ramp.

Sgt. William Palmer says Yang jumped over a concrete barrier and dropped several stories to a parking lot. Palmer says it appears Yang misjudged the distance to the ground.

The Police Department’s homicide and internal affairs units are investigating.

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