Police in Minneapolis suburb shoot and kill man following theft, carjacking

February 22, 2021

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. T

he 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.