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Minnesota City Hall Shooting: 2 Cops Wounded, Suspect Dead

By    |   Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 12:51 PM

As city council members ducked for cover, gunfire at city hall in New Hope, Minnesota left a shooting suspect dead and two police officers wounded.

The shooting happened after the swearing in of two new officers – Joshua Eernisse and Adam Johnson – at the city council meeting, Hennepin County Sheriff Department chief deputy Mike Carlson told KARE-TV. Carlson said a group of officers were exiting council chambers when a gunman walked up to them and started firing.

The Star Tribune confirmed Tuesday that Eenisse and Johnson were the two officers injured in the gunfire, both with non-life threatening injuries. Eernisse remained at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale in fair condition. There was no update on Johnson.

Authorities have not released the identity of the suspect who was killed.

KARE-TV reported that a video from the meeting showed council member John Elder, who is also a member of the Minneapolis Police Department, drawing his gun while yelling at his colleagues to "get down."

Elder then instructs the video operator to go "away from this." The meeting continued to be recorded but the audio was dropped.





"Two officers were struck. Other officers were able to return fire, subsequently killing the suspect," Carlson told reporters in an impromptu news conference several hours later at a nearby shopping center, according to the Star Tribune.

Carlson said the suspect's identity likely will be released later by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.

The city council shooting brought a variety of responses on Twitter.


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