Police-Involved Shooting Leaves Robbery Suspect Hurt

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Minneapolis police officer shot and wounded a robbery suspected Monday afternoon after the suspect fled a traffic stop and ran through people’s yards armed with a shotgun, authorities said.

Police were conducting surveillance on the suspect, who is connected with multiple armed robberies in Minneapolis and other cities, at around 4:45 p.m., when officers pulled the car the suspect was riding in over. Police pulled the car over near the 3000 block of Thomas Avenue North, where the suspect got out of the car and fled on foot with a shotgun, authorities said.

Sgt. Stephen McCarty of Minneapolis Police said the suspect then ran east through people’s yards, and police gave chase. Near the alley between Thomas Avenue North and Sheridan Avenues North, police told the suspect to drop the shotgun. The suspect refused, and an officer shot the suspect.

The suspect suffered non-life-threatening wounds and was transported to a nearby hospital. Authorities recovered the shotgun from the scene.

The officer who shot the suspect has been placed on a three-day administrative leave, which is customary, McCarty said.

The Minneapolis Police Department Homicide Unit and the Minneapolis Police Department Internal Affairs Unit are both investigating the shooting. The names of the suspect and the officer placed on leave will be released Tuesday, McCarty said.

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  1. something stinks says:

    Hey Derek, the real point should be….” and the suspect was brought to North Memorial hospital, where they are expected to care for him, without any payment” ….and due to the increase of uncompensated care, they are laying off 5 people!

    1. sad but true says:

      Correct, uncompensated care, otherwise known as “charity care” costs North Memorial 25million per year….disgusting!!!!

  2. sam i am says:

    Obviously previous comments were deleted.

  3. good lord says:

    And he was just starting to turn his life around.

    Personally I think the officer needs to go to the range!

  4. just sayin says:

    To think, I used to there once…
    Told ya to look for him in North!

    1. just sayin says:

      oops… used to live there.

  5. rj says:

    Poor marksmanship

  6. JO BLO says:

    YOU IDIOTS EVER TRY SHOOTING ANYONE WHILE YOU AND THE OTHER GUY ARE BOTH RUNNING? NOPE YA HAVENT. SO SHUT UP AND KEEP YOUR CHILDISH COMMENTS TO YOURSELF. GOOD WORK ACTUALLY PUTTING THE GUY DOWN.

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