Police: Wednesday Shooting Occurred in Minneapolis, Not Ham Lake

Police: Wednesday Shooting Occurred in Minneapolis, Not Ham Lake Photo: KSTP

December 15, 2017 08:16 PM

Police say a Wednesday night shooting that authorities originally said occurred in Ham Lake actually happened in northeast Minneapolis.

Anoka County Sheriff's Cmdr. Capt. Paul Sommer confirmed that the incident occurred in the city and that the Minneapolis Police Department was taking over the investigation.


Sommer also confirmed that Adam Clippard and Azchary Hintz have been released from jail and that charges are pending.

RELATED: 3 in Custody After Ham Lake Shooting

Sommer said the incident was first reported to authorities as a possible road rage incident that occurred while the vehicle was headed northbound on Highway 65 in the area of Constance Boulevard. A 911 call came from inside the pickup truck in which the victim was traveling.

The victim was allegedly shouting at the driver of the other vehicle, possibly also a red pickup truck. Law enforcement and medical personnel responded to the scene in a parking lot at a SuperAmerica on Highway 65 and Constance Boulevard in Ham Lake.

However, a release from the sheriff's department later Wednesday night said an investigation had confirmed that no road rage incident took place, and that authorities were not seeking any suspect vehicles.

Sommer had said both occupants of the vehicle were being questioned and authorities were applying for a search warrant to search the vehicle itself.



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