Police Arrest Suspect in Downtown Shooting


September 5, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) Officers working off-duty witnessed a shooting near 5th St S and Hennepin Av S at 1:57 AM this morning.

An officer immediately started chasing the armed suspect, as he ran away on foot. The officer was able to arrest him in a nearby parking lot, before he was able to get away in a vehicle. A gun was recovered by officers.

Officers located two adult victims, one male and one female, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers provided medical care to the victims until paramedics arrived.  The male victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) by ambulance with a non-life threating gunshot wound to his back. The female victim, who was shot in the hip, was also transported to HCMC by ambulance and was taken into surgery. She is listed in stable condition.

Investigators responded to both the shooting scene and the hospital to interview the victims and witnesses. The adult male arrested in connection with the shooting was booked at the Hennepin County Jail. The booking photo of the arrested male is being held until the investigation is completed.

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