MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An investigation is underway after a police officer and a suspect have been each shot final night time after exchanging hearth.
The capturing occurred in Brooklyn Park round 10 p.m. on Friday.
Police say a lady referred to as 911 after a person she has a restraining order in opposition to confirmed up at her home.
When officers responded to the 6500 block of Georgia Avenue North, they discovered the suspect parked exterior the caller’s dwelling. They are saying they tried to speak to him, however authorities say he pulled out a gun and pointed it on the officers.
Police say that’s when the suspect and two officers began capturing at one another.
One of many officers was shot, and the suspect ran away.
About 100 officers from across the metro space got here to assist search for the suspect. He was later discovered about 4 blocks away, and authorities realized he’d been shot too.
“Fortunately the officer is okay. From what I noticed they responded exceptionally effectively to the scenario. In fact everybody on shift is anxious for the wellbeing of their associate, that was their initially concern, at this level I feel everyone seems to be making an attempt to simply take a possibility to take a deep breath and soak in what occurred at this time,” stated Brooklyn Park Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen.
Brooklyn Park’s Deputy Chief stated neither have been severely harm. The officer has been launched from the hospital. The suspect was handled for his accidents and launched into custody.
The Bureau of Legal Apprehension is investigating what occurred. Each officers concerned at the moment are on commonplace, administrative go away.