Officer Shot, Wounded During Minneapolis Burglary Call
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis police officer was shot and wounded while responding to a burglary call.
In a news release, Chief Janee Harteau said the officer was likely the intended target of the shooting at about 5:00 a.m this morning.
According to police spokesman John Elder, two officers had just finished handling a burglary call when they were standing at their marked squad and the one officer was shot.
The other officer drove his partner to the hospital, where he was listed in satisfactory but stable condition today.
Elder said the officer seemed to be generally targeted because he was an officer, but not because of his specific identity.
Police are searching the area but no one is in custody.
In a news release, Mayor Betsy Hodges called the shooting a "cowardly act."