Minneapolis Police – Man Chasing Hit-and-Run Suspect Murdered
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - A traffic crash in Minneapolis yesterday led to a shooting that claimed the life of a man who was chasing a hit-and-run driver.
A statement from the Minneapolis Police Department says the crash occurred shortly before 10 AM at the intersection of West Broadway and Lyndale Avenue. It states the driver of a car that collided with an SUV at the intersection was chased by a bystander after he got out of the car and began running away.
While being pursued, Minneapolis police say the hit and run driver turned and fired a gun at the man chasing him and continued running. The shooting victim immediately collapsed and died from the gunshot wound after he was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
The suspect then attempted to carjack a vehicle from a woman who was driving out of a parking lot at a nearby Cub Foods store. The police news release says the woman resisted and the man fell out of the vehicle. A group of bystanders that included members of the activist group We Push for Peace were able to detain the man until officers arrived at the scene.