Shooting suspect arrested when stolen vehicle pursuit crashes in Minneapolis

Police arrested a suspect in a recent shooting after a pursuit ended Friday morning in Minneapolis.

According to Minneapolis Police Sgt. Garrett Parten, officers helped Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office deputies after they found a shooting suspect inside a stolen vehicle near 22nd Avenue North and Emerson Avenue at around 10 a.m.

Officers tried to stop the vehicle. However, when the stolen vehicle rammed three deputies’ squads and fled the area, officers initiated a pursuit.

Eventually, police say the stolen vehicle left the roadway and crashed near Central Avenue and University Avenue Southeast.

The four people inside the stolen vehicle were taken to a hospital for treatment. All of the passengers were expected to survive, but the driver suffered life-threatening injuries, Parten said. Officers also found a gun in the stolen vehicle.

The shooting suspect, identified as 35-year-old Norman Parker, was arrested upon being released from the hospital on Friday. He remains in custody at the Hennepin County Jail.

At this time, police haven’t specified which shooting Parker is wanted for.