Charges Filed Against Minneapolis Man Shot by Edina Police
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Prosecutors say a 35-year-old Minneapolis man who was wounded by Edina police officers had pointed a BB pistol at them.
Colin Peter Reinsmoen was charged Wednesday with illegal possession a firearm and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
According to the complaint, officers went to his parents' Edina apartment Saturday to check on the man, who has mental health issues. His parents called 911 after he threatened them. When two officers arrived he was sitting with his hands under a blanket. It says he threw it off and raised his hand, which was holding a gun. When he pointed it at one of the officers, it says, they both opened fire.
Reinsmoen needed surgery but is expected to recover. Court records don't list an attorney who could comment for him.