Hennepin County Media Release
February 6, 2018 (BROOKLYN CENTER) – At approximately 3:05 p.m. Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a call of a suicidal person in a vehicle in the area of Co HWY 81 and HWY 100.
Officers from Robbinsdale, Brooklyn Center, and Crystal police departments were dispatched to the above location.
Responding officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a vehicle matching the description provided to 911. The driver of the vehicle attempted to flee officers. Officers performed a pursuit intervention technique (PIT) maneuver and the vehicle came to a stop on the 4900 block of Brooklyn Blvd.
Officers encountered an adult male who was armed with a gun, and upon making contact, shots were fired by the adult male, officers did not return gun fire, but did deploy less-lethal munitions. The adult male was transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound. No officers were injured during the incident.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating at the request of Brooklyn Center police department.
Further information will be provided as it becomes available. For additional information, contact Jon Collins at 612-919-5918 or Jon.Collins@hennepin.us.