Minneapolis Police: 2 arrested after shots fired incident, foot chase; gun was pointed at officers

Minneapolis police arrested two male suspects in an incident that began after officers heard gunshots around 1:40 a.m. Sunday on the 500 block of Washington Avenue North, the department tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.

Officers who heard gunshots in the Downtown West business area found a male asking for help and saying he’d been shot at. Police say he wasn’t injured.

Then, police saw a man pointing a gun in their direction.

After police began running after the male with the gun, a second man also ran from officers.

Police caught both male suspects together, then took two guns.

Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, police said they had booked one of the male suspects – a 24-year-old man – into Hennepin County Jail for first-degree assault.

Formal charges haven’t been filed as of this publishing.

The second male suspect, also said to be in his 20’s, was brought to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries after officers found he had been hit by gunfire. The extent of his injuries is unknown, and at the time of publishing, police haven’t said if he has been booked into jail.

Minneapolis Police Department forensic scientists processed the scene. Police added that officers didn’t fire their weapons in this incident.