MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — No one was injured after a Minneapolis Police officer fired a weapon Friday night.
It happened near the intersection of E.M. Stately Street and Ogema Place in south Minneapolis at around 7 p.m., according to police.
Officers were called to the area on reports of robberies and shots being fired. They stopped a car that was speeding, which pulled over facing the officers.
Police say the officers gave commands to the driver — identified as 26-year-old Travis Gudmundson — who did not obey. The suspect then drove his car at the officers, who fired their weapons at the car.
Officers said the man drove away, but was found a few blocks away and arrested.
“Our officers go out there every day with the intention of making the city safer for the people that live there. Our community is very important to us, and they go out there risking their lives,” said Public Information Officer Corey Schmidt. “Our officers did a great job. Nobody was hurt.”
No one was injured in the incident, and both of the officers involved are on paid leave.