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Fleeing Suspects Crash Turns Fatal

October 5, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – At 1:44 am, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department observed a vehicle in the area of Dowling and Logan Avenue that was taken during a carjacking with force on Sunday Morning.  Officers attempted to pull the vehicle over and the driver attempted to elude the officers and fled at a high rate of speed.

During this pursuit, the suspect vehicle got substantially ahead of the pursuing squads.  Officers observed the suspect vehicle lose control in the area of Emerson and 18th Avenue North and begin to roll.  The three occupants subsequently died as a result of this one vehicle crash.

The Minneapolis Police officers secured the scene and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was requested to conduct an independent investigation into this incident.  The Minnesota State Patrol is assisting the BCA by reconstructing the crash.

Squad video was captured and will be used by the BCA as part of the investigation.

The Medical Examiner will release the identities, along with the nature and cause of death, in the coming days.

The GO # for this case is 20-256458.