Targeted shooting of police officer in Minneapolis

Targeted shooting of police officer in Minneapolis

Minneapolis police arrested someone Saturday in the early-morning wounding of an officer who investigators believe was shot because he was a member of the police force. …

According to police, the officer and his partner had just handled a burglary call and were standing by their squad car at around 5 a.m. when someone shot the officer. His partner drove him to a hospital, where [police spokesman John] Elder said he’s listed in “satisfactory but stable condition.” He didn’t describe the officers injuries in further detail.

Elder said the officer seemed to be targeted because he was a member of the police force, not because of anything he might have done.

“We’re looking to see if that is a setup for the shooting, or did this individual just drive around looking for a police officer of some sort,” Elder said. “At this point we don’t know.” …

“There is little doubt that an officer was the intended target of this shooting and that this officer just happened to be the one who was there,” [Chief Janee Harteau] said in a statement.

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