Man arrested, charged following shooting that injured 2 National Guard members in Minneapolis

This image shows a bullet hole in a National Guard vehicle after shots were fired Sunday morning in north Minneapolis. Photo: Courtesy of Minnesota National Guard. This image shows a bullet hole in a National Guard vehicle after shots were fired Sunday morning in north Minneapolis.

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Updated: April 19, 2021 07:25 PM
Created: April 19, 2021 07:21 PM

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged following an incident over the weekend during which National Guard members were shot at in Minneapolis. 

According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Andrew Thomas has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

A criminal complaint says at about 4:20 a.m. Sunday, a team of National Guard soldiers and a Minneapolis police officer had multiple shots fired at them near Penn Avenue North and West Broadway Avenue. 

Two soldiers suffered minor injuries from the incident. 

Minneapolis police: Shots fired at National Guard and Minneapolis police members

Later Sunday evening, police in the area of Sixth Street South and Cedar Avenue South located an SUV that matched the description to the suspect vehicle in the shooting. 

After conducting a traffic stop, Thomas and a juvenile passenger were placed in separate police cars. 

After receiving a warrant, officers later executed a search of the vehicle and found two firearms, ammunition and two cartridge casings, according to the complaint. 

Thomas is unable to have a firearm due to a prior felony, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. 

He is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday.


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