Police Officer Among 3 Killed in Minneapolis Shooting; Suspect Also Dead

Police officer and two others were tragically killed in a shooting incident in Minneapolis. The suspect involved in the incident has also been reported dead.

Tragically, three individuals, one of whom was a police officer, lost their lives in a shooting incident that occurred on Thursday evening in Minneapolis. The suspect has passed away, while another police officer sustained critical injuries but is expected to make a full recovery.

The incident unfolded at approximately 5:30 p.m. when officers were dispatched to an apartment complex on Blaisdell Avenue South in the Whittier neighbourhood in response to a report of gunshots. Upon arrival, they encountered a barrage of bullets.

Officer Jamal Mitchell, 28, was tragically identified as the officer who lost his life. While tending to two injured individuals a short distance away from the initial incident, he was unexpectedly attacked and tragically lost his life due to gun violence.

Tragically, one of the original victims passed away at the scene, while another is currently in critical condition. Another person at the scene sustained severe injuries, while a firefighter sustained injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

Mitchell had served in the Minneapolis Police Department for approximately eighteen months and had previously received recognition for his courageous actions. “He displayed immense bravery in every endeavour,” remarked Assistant Chief of Operations Katie Blackwell. “He was truly remarkable and exceptional in every aspect.”

Witnesses recounted the tumultuous scene, where the sound of gunshots echoed incessantly. “We experienced extremely loud banging… repeatedly and rapidly.” “We were aware that they were gunshots,” stated Reuben Molina, a resident of the area.

Various agencies, such as the Minnesota State Patrol and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, were present at the scene. Governor Tim Walz conveyed his backing for the first responders and the community. St. Paul Police officers also provided assistance with patrols in Minneapolis after the incident occurred.

“The tragic shooting has left us deeply saddened,” expressed St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter. “Our thoughts are with our colleagues and the entire Minneapolis community.”

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The community and state leaders have offered their heartfelt sympathies and unwavering support for the families affected by the tragedy, as well as the brave first responders.

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