Hennepin County Deputy Shot At Trying to Catch Brooklyn Center Burglary Suspects
Police say the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate an incident early Thursday in which a deputy was shot at while assisting Brooklyn Center police in trying to catch possible armed burglars.
According to Brooklyn Center police, officers responded at approximately 2:30 a.m. Thursday to reports of armed burglars in a neighborhood in the 1100 block of 57th Avenue North. Police say a Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputy spotted a vehicle that matched the description of one used by the burglars.
The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle on Interstate Highway 94 when the deputy’s squad was struck by gunfire, police said. The deputy was not injured.
Police say responding law enforcement did not return fire during the incident. Due to the gunfire on I-94, authorities had to briefly shut down part of southbound I-94 near the Lowry Avenue exit in Minneapolis, presumably to look for evidence. Police could be seen on the roadway with flashlights.
As of Friday, no arrests had been made.