Man Shot By Off-Duty Officer In Carjacking Incident
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Police say that a man was shot in a carjacking incident in New Hope early Friday morning.
According to police, a man was arrested in a stolen vehicle along Humboldt Avenue in Uptown. Police say the man stole an off-duty police officer’s vehicle at the gas station.
Investigators are looking into the incident as an officer-involved shooting. According to Major Kip Carver, the man had a non-life threatening gunshot wound when police arrested him.
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Police did not identify the suspect.
Officers say they are looking into the possibility the suspect was involved in two other assaults prior to the shooting incident — one at 49th and Flag in New Hope and another at a SuperAmerica in Crystal.
The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure for incidents such as this.