Arrest Made Connected To Minnesota National Guard Shooting
Minneapolis ( KROC AM News) - A Minneapolis man has been charged in federal court as a suspect in the weekend drive-by shooting involving Minnesota National Guard soldiers.
They were in a patrol vehicle in Minneapolis around 4:30 am Sunday when several shots were fired at them. Two soldiers were hurt when one of the bullets went through the windshield. Both were treated for injuries caused by the shattered glass.
The SUV involved in the shooting was spotted Sunday night by Minneapolis patrol officers and it was stopped. The driver was 28-year-old Andrew Thomas. He was arrested after two handguns were found in the vehicle.
The US Attorney’s office says officers recovered “a Springfield Armory XD-9 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a .22 caliber revolver with an obliterated serial number, ammunition, and two discharged cartridge casings.”
A juvenile who was in the vehicle was also questioned by police.
Thomas hasn’t yet been charged with the actual shooting. He is charged with being a felon in possession of guns.
Thomas will make his first appearance in federal court Tuesday.