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Minnesota, United States: Police fatally shoot carjacking suspect near Minneapolis

A man suspected of carjacking was shot by police in Burnsville, Minnesota, on Sunday afternoon, according to the Burnsville Police Department.

The suspect, described as a White man in his 20s, initially crashed a vehicle with stolen plates before carjacking a second vehicle at gunpoint, according to police in Burnsville, which is about 16 miles south of Minneapolis.

Police pursued the stolen vehicle while the man allegedly shot at police, the release said. The man then crashed this vehicle while still firing at police and multiple officers returned fire, the release said.




The man was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. No officers were injured.

Part of that incident was captured by a bystander who filmed the suspect jumping out of the vehicle, and proceeding to run toward a highway with cruisers hot on his tail. In the clip it appears the man attempts to carjack yet another vehicle on the road.

The white SUV ended up swerving out of the way, and police units finally caught up to him.



The officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave, and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident.