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Minneapolis police say man killed after his vehicle was struck by one being sought by officers

May 01, 2019 10:20 PM

The Minneapolis Police Department says a man was killed Wednesday after his vehicle was struck by another vehicle that was being sought by officers.

The incident occurred at the mid-3300 block of Aldrich Avenue North.

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Police said officers got a call reporting two suspicious vehicles possibly engaged in drug activity, according to a release sent out by Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder. When officers approached one vehicle on foot, the other vehicle reportedly took off.

"This officer was nearly struck by this vehicle. If you have somebody who appears to be coming after an officer and is willing to strike them at the rate of speed even at a slower rate of speed, that's a felony assault," Elder said at a presser shortly after.

Officers followed, but when they caught up with the vehicle two-and-a-half blocks away, they said they came upon a crash scene, located at 36th Street and Aldrich Avenue North. 

The suspect vehicle had reportedly collided with another, killing the driver of the other vehicle. A male suspect was taken into custody.

"This is a residential neighborhood for someone to be driving like that, it's sad," a neighbor told KSTP.

But police said they are still searching for a second suspect who was in the vehicle that did not speed off.

A parked vehicle was also struck at the crash scene, but police said it was unoccupied at the time.

The name of the suspect and the deceased will be released at a later time.

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