MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man was shot by police after taking them on a brief foot chase Monday night in Minneapolis.
Officers in the area of 25th St. East and Cedar Ave. South heard the sound of gunshots around 11:15 p.m.
Police investigated the shots and found a man running from the area. They ran after him, and during the chase, police said the man took out a handgun.
An officer asked him several times to put down the weapon, but when he wouldn’t, the officer shot him.
The 23-year-old man, identified by police as Leroy Martinez, was taken to Hennepin county Medical Center and is expected to recover.
Police found a handgun at the scene.
The officer involved wasn’t hurt. He has been identified as Officer Terry Nutter who has been with the department since 2004. Minneapolis Police said he was working off-duty at the Little Earth of United Tribes community at the time of the incident.
Officers who witnessed the shooting were identified as Officer Steven Herron, who was also working off-duty at the time of this incident, Officers Derek Chauvin and Brandon Brugger and Lt. Gwen Gunter.
Police said the officer involved and the four who witnessed the incident are on standard three-day administrative leave.
The Minneapolis Police Department Homicide and Internal Affairs Units are conducting parallel investigations into this incident.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Minneapolis Police at 612-692-TIPS (8477).