On Friday morning, after traffic stopped, a Robbinsdale police officer shot and killed a man who shot them with a knife.
After the police tried to stop the wanted motorist with a felony arrest warrant, the shooting occurred at around 11 a.m. not long ago, near the intersection of N.38 and Noble Street.
Robbinsdale Police Chief Patrick Foley said that the driver led the police briefly into the residential area, where they packed boxes with men’s trucks. Then he left the vehicle brandishing a knife and ignored the order to lower the weapon.
Foley said in a written statement: “Officials tried to use Taser, but that did not succeed.” “The suspect continues to prosecute the knife against the official in an aggressive manner.”
A police officer fired three shots and the police gave emergency assistance before the man was declared dead at the scene. A knife was later discovered from the scene. According to the Minnesota Criminal Arrest Agency (BCA), a passenger on the truck was not injured and the state agency is investigating the police shooting. This marked the second fatal police shooting in Twin Cities in a few weeks. Last Wednesday, a 23-year-old Dolal Idd was shot and killed by the driver after shooting at the Minneapolis Police Department.
The suspect was only identified as an “adult white male” and remained lying on the wooden-covered street for nearly three hours. The police eventually erected a shield to prevent the public from seeing the body.
The man’s blue pickup truck was also seen at the crime scene with a shuttle bus around. The BCA arrived on Friday afternoon to process the evidence scattered in the area, including the discarded Taser. A BCA spokesperson confirmed that the shooting was filmed through human camera video.
The three witnesses watched part of the encounter from different angles, confirming what the police said about the Star Tribune.
A resident who lives near the scene and did not want to be identified said that he saw two Robbinsdale team cars arriving at the nearby Pump N’Munch gas station and stayed there for a few minutes before a dark truck Escaped the parking lot. The officer chased it and stopped it less than two blocks away, blocked it and forced it to spin.
The man appeared to get out of the car when the police officer drew his gun. A mobile phone video posted by witnesses on Facebook showed that when the suspect ran towards them, the police officer walked backwards. An officer said: “He has a knife!” Before firing three shots.
Peter Taves, a contractor who was meeting with potential customers in the area, said he saw the police aim their weapons at the man sitting in the truck when it turned at the back.
“They said: “Get off! Get out of the car! Tufts said.
Tufts said: “Regardless of their mentality, I will feel for that person…you never know the circumstances that brought him to that place.”
When Kate Heilman’s young children were playing near the front window, she reminded her of the commotion across the road. She watched the man get out of the truck with his fists clenched and walk towards the police. When the officer hesitated, he seemed to turn around and walk backward. When she realized what was about to happen, she screamed at the children out of the window.
Hillman said: “It looks like he wants to die. He went straight to the police.” He estimated that he was within five feet of the police before the shot was fired. “It makes perfect sense.”
About 15 minutes later, Heilmann observed that officials escorted a woman from the front passenger side of the pickup truck. She appeared, shaking, clutching a little white dog in her coat.
Residents of Robbinsdale tried to deal with another tragedy, some of them stood outside their houses and negotiated with their neighbors. Lorraine Huffman suspects that Friday’s shooting was caused by a mental health crisis.
When talking about law enforcement, she said: “I don’t like their use of deadly force, but I hope they will not take it lightly.”
Liz Sawyer reported the latest news, crimes and corrections from The Star. She has previously written about suburban life in the Southern Metro.
Post time: Jan-20-2021