MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two men have been charged with shooting at police officers after a bar close gunfight in downtown Minneapolis left six people injured this weekend.
Maurice Carter, 25, and Detroit Davis-Riley, 26, both of Minneapolis, face nine counts of first-degree assault for using a firearm against police officers.
The Hennepin County Attorney said the civilian shootings are still being investigated.
“This reckless and highly dangerous gunfire in Minneapolis must stop,” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said in a statement Tuesday. “We have charged two men with nine counts of shooting at police officers and we plan to aggressively prosecute these cases.
According to the criminal complaint, Carter fired multiple rounds from a semi-automatic handgun toward the intersection of Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue before turning calmly and starting to walk away. Police stopped him and found a loaded gun in his waistband.
Carter and Davis-Riley were both captured on surveillance footage firing their weapons.
Police said a third gunman is being investigated, but is no longer in custody.