MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities have identified the carjacking suspect killed by police Sunday after shooting at pursuing officers on Interstate 35W.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office named the suspect as Bradley Michael Olsen, 30, of Dresser, Wisconsin. He died of multiple gunshot wounds.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified the officers who fired at him as Dan Anderson, Brent Murray, Paul Oelrich and Chris Walswick. Anderson has been in law enforcement for 22 years, while the other three have each served as officers of the law for 19 years.
All four officers are on administrative leave.
According to police, Olsen, who was white, was driving a car with stolen plates when officers began pursuing him on Sunday afternoon in Burnsville. After he crashed that car during the chase, he ran to a TGI Fridays restaurant and stole another vehicle.
Witnesses said that while Olsen drove away from the restaurant, he fired shots at officers. He continued to shoot at officers as he drove along I-35W.
When Olsen crashed the second vehicle near Highway 13 and attempted to carjack two other drivers at gunpoint, officers shot him, police say. Olsen died shortly after at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting.