Minneapolis Officer Shoots, Wounds Person After Altercation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating after a Minneapolis police officer shot and wounded a man who was allegedly a suspect in an assault and kept paramedics from treating his victim.
Police say they were called to north Minneapolis at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday for a report of an assault. When they arrived, the man had returned and was interfering with paramedics.
Police say officers tried to intervene and a fight started. At some point, an officer fired his weapon, hitting the man. Police said the man was not handcuffed, but some witnesses claimed he was. Black Lives Matter Minneapolis planned a protest Sunday afternoon.
Two officers are on paid leave. Police said the man is being treated at a hospital, but his condition hasn't been released.