Skip to comments.Car jacking suspect shot by off-duty cop in New Hope (MINNESOTA)
Posted on 12/14/2012 12:11:03 PM PST by TurboZamboni
car-jacking suspect was shot by the off-duty Crystal police officer whose car he was attempting to steal, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's office. The sheriff's account says that the suspect confronted the officer about 6 a.m. Friday outside a Holiday Station Store on the 7100 block of 42nd Av. N., in New Hope. It also said "there is evidence" that a gun was fired. The suspect drove away in the officer's personal vehicle. Soon afterward, Minneapolis police found the same vehicle; they arrested a man who had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment, and remains in custody. Neither the officer nor the suspect has been named. The incident is being treated as an officer-involved shooting, the sheriff's office reported.
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Perhaps the officer should spend more time on the range?
I wonder if the cop left his car idling to keep it warm because going into the store for coffee would take ‘just a couple minutes’. Purely speculation.
could be. wasn’t very cold here this morning.
if so...that’s against the law. plus it’s like baiting an obama voter. not very nice ;)
This is why we need MORE Gun Control. Especially for law enforcement because the perp is still alive. Next time get it right, it is a double tap to the chest then a double tap to the head. Shesss.
Gee I wonder if his boss is one of those Police Chiefs who tell us to just surrender to criminals!
The only gun control needed here is the cop as he seems to need a little more range time.
Not so easy getting it right when you're carrying donuts and coffee. That there is a delay factor.
Let’s keep an eye on how this plays out. It could set precedent for future carjackings, not involving LEO’s.
Pretty sure you can’t just shoot a thief that’s stealing your car, without that pesky “life threat”. Maybe you can?
maybe he looked like a labrador? /sarc