Police Chase Ends With Death of Minneapolis Shooting Suspect
Elk River, MN (KROC-AM News) - A police chase involving a Minneapolis shooting suspect ended yesterday with the crash in a fatal shooting.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says law enforcement officers from the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office and Big Lake Police Department spotted the suspect's vehicle on Highway 10, and at one point during the pursuit, the driver fired shots at the law officers. The BCA reported the suspect's vehicle left the roadway a short time later and crossed the opposite lanes of traffic before crashing through a barrier and coming to a stop in Elk River.
The pursuing officers found the driver dead inside the vehicle from an apparent gunshot wound. The man was alone in the vehicle and officials say there is no evidence that any of the officers involved fired their guns.
The man, whose name has not been released, was wanted in connection with a shooting in Minneapolis early Saturday. The BCA says witnesses reported an exchange of gunfire between two men in an apartment one was taken to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.
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