Police shoot, kill man in Minneapolis suburb after chase

Blaine Police killed a man following what they said was a theft and carjacking chase. Blaine Police killed a man following what they said was a theft and carjacking chase. | 

Associated Press
Created: February 22, 2021 09:41 AM

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) - Police in a Minneapolis suburb shot and killed a man following what they said was a theft and carjacking chase.

Blaine Police Chief Brian Podany says a second man was arrested in the incident Sunday afternoon.

A police officer was hospitalized with minor injuries and a police dog was shot in the incident Sunday afternoon.

Police said they responded to a report of a theft at a Kohl’s department store in Blaine just before 1 p.m. The Isanti County Sheriff’s Department said two men fled the scene in a stolen vehicle, then stole another vehicle at gunpoint and led police on a 40-mile chase.

The sheriff’s office says the men fled on foot after the stolen pickup became disabled on Highway 65 near Braham, exchanging gunshots with police and hitting the dog. 

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