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Suburban Minneapolis Police Shoot, Kill Alleged Carjacker

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Two Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents begin investigating the scene of an officer-involved shooting, Sunday, April 18, 2021, in Burnsville, Minn. A snippet of the traffic camera video posted online showed a man stepping out of a slowly moving vehicle on a highway on-ramp, then stepping into traffic and appearing to try to stop the SUV, which slowed and then veered away. A police car quickly pulled up next to the man. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

(AP) — Police say they shot and killed a man who was allegedly involved in a carjacking in suburban Minneapolis and fired shots at pursuing officers.

A release from the Burnsville Police Department said on Sunday officers encountered the suspect, believed to be a white man in his 20s, driving a vehicle with stolen plates. Shortly after the suspect crashed the vehicle, officers received a report that the same man had then stolen a car from a woman at gunpoint.

Police said the suspect began shooting at police during a chase and multiple officers returned fire. The man was later pronounced dead at a Minneapolis hospital. The incident follows the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Black man by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, another suburb.

 

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