Shots Fired and Armed Car Chase Start at Huntington Place Apartments
Police are expecting charges following car chase
Between the afternoon of April 20 and the early morning hours of April 21, gunshots were fired in a Huntington Place Apartments hallway and an armed man led police on a car chase that ended in a freeway crash.
Police arrested one suspect in the two incidents and are expecting criminal charges to follow.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn Park police say reports of serious crime are down at the apartment complex.
According to the Brooklyn Park Police Department, at 2:45 p.m. on April 20, dispatch sent officers to Huntington Place Apartments, located at 5805 73rd Ave. N., on a report of shots fired.
Officers arrived on the scene and found evidence of gunshots fired at the scene. Police investigating the incident discovered bullet holes in the door of an apartment.
No one, including the occupant of the apartment, reported injuries in the shooting.
Hennepin County crime scene deputies processed the scene. Brooklyn Park police are continuing to investigate the incident.
Armed vehicle pursuit
Brooklyn Park police were again dispatched to the Huntington Place Apartments at 1:10 a.m. on April 21.
The caller told dispatch they were being chased by an individual with a gun. That caller provided law enforcement with a description of a suspect vehicle and a license plate number.
Responding officers found the suspect vehicle had taken off from the apartment complex and was traveling on Brooklyn Boulevard. As the suspect moved to enter the eastbound Interstate Highway 694, officers initiated a traffic stop. However, the suspect continued to flee from officers, traveling east on I-694, police said.
As the chase continued, the suspect lost control of the vehicle and crashed while attempting to merge onto Interstate Highway 94. Police then took the suspect driver into custody.
The suspect had multiple felony warrants, police said.
Brooklyn Park Police Inspector Elliot Faust said he expects the Hennepin County Attorney’s office to charge the suspect by April 24.
Police say serious crime is down
According to Brooklyn Park Police, crime at Huntington Place is down this when compared with crime rates in 2022.
“Overall crime is down 14.16% in the Huntington community,” police wrote in an April 20 newsletter. “In comparison to this time last year, serious crime has decreased 46.67%.”
Serious crimes include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and weapons violations in this data.
Meanwhile, callers reported 11 crimes at Huntington Place Apartments in the two-week period between April 6 and April 20.
Those crimes include four cases of simple assault, one case of aggravated assault, one theft, one fraud, one trespassing and two drug-related crimes.
Residents recently reported poor living conditions at the complex.
Nonprofit housing developer Aeon currently owns the apartment complex, which was built in 1969.
Huntington Place is the second largest in the state with only the Cedar-Riverside complex in Minneapolis containing more units.
Aeon purchased Huntington Place in 2020 from developer and housing management firm Dominium.