Minneapolis cop Jordan Davis out of hospital after being shot in line of duty

A spokesperson for North Memorial Medical Center tells Fox 9 News that Minneapolis Police Officer Jordan Davis is out of the hospital after being shot early Saturday morning.

Davis was shot outside his squad just before 5 a.m. Saturday while responding to a domestic assault and burglary call on the 1100 block of 24th Avenue North.

Backstory -- Minneapolis police officer shot, suspect in custody

About 7 hours later, Andrew Neal, 43, was arrested on suspicion of domestic aggravated assault, probably cause burglary, and a probation violation.

During a press conference yesterday, assistant police chief Matt Clark said there "didn't seem at all to us that there would be any reason to shoot this officer other than him being targeted for doing his job."

Regarding whether officers believe Neal was the person who shot Davis, Clark added, "It's clear to us this officer was shot in relation to this call" and said Neal's alleged probation violation was related to the shooting.

Hennepin County records indicate Neal is currently being held in jail without bail. His mugshot isn't being released, but a booking photo from a previous arrest is at the top of this post.

Neal's criminal record includes priors for first-degree assault and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Tension in the neighborhood

A north side resident for 27 years, Marque Jensen worries the already thick tension between police and residents may only get worse after this incident. Jensen spent 14 years as a police chaplain.

"I know they have a very hard job in this neighborhood," Jensen said. "I've seen too many of my friends of color and myself being on the back end of some really ugly situations of being accused, knocked down, hit the things that have happened being thrown in a squad, arrested for no reason."

Kori Randle and Dallas Villarreal-Griffin also live there, and say everybody's on edge. Both North High students are chasing their college and football aspirations, and they, too, have concerns about how the area is policed.

"Some cops are there to actually serve and protect, and I feel like there are some who are only there for themselves to kind of like intimidate, and go home at night, at get that check," Randle said.

Both say they've witnessed police abusing their power, but also have a positive role model in a Minneapolis police officer. They say some officers indeed are nice, caring and loving. The young men agree it's going to take a community effort to ensure the tension between police and residents doesn't spiral out of control.

"Somewhere in the midst of this the community as a whole has to help, too. We can't just keep pointing the finger at the cops," Villarreal-Griffin said. "We aren't perfect, they aren't perfect, mistakes happen, it's just how are we going to fix it?"

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