Police shoot, kill man in Minneapolis suburb after chase

Police in Braham shoot, kill man after chase

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 statement 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. The dog was expected to survive.

No other details were available. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was investigating.

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