1 dead in Minneapolis after potential attempted robbery, carjacking

A man died on Friday after what Minneapolis police believe may have been a failed carjacking or robbery.

Police were called to the report of a shooting around 3:37 p.m. on the 2700 block of Golden Valley Road in the Willard-Hay neighborhood of north Minneapolis.

Upon arrival, officers found a man with life-threatening injuries in an alley, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. A second person, described as a man in his 20s, showed up at the hospital shortly after in a Mercedes sedan with potentially life-threatening injuries. 

The preliminary investigation indicates that before the shooting, the man in his 20s was in the alley with a 2-year-old child when two men approached the Mercedes. One of the men tried to get inside the driver-side door, the other the passenger side, and then the shooting occurred.

According to police, there’s an indication that a gun may have been involved from inside the vehicle, possibly in an attempt to defend themselves – though police say they do not know who might have shot the person who ultimately died.

Law enforcement said the victim was one of the men who approached the car, and the other, a 21-year-old man, was later arrested. He has not been officially charged at this time. 

"We’re not certain if this was an attempted robbery or carjacking, but it could be consistent with a type of robbery – whether that’s the robbery of the vehicle, carjacking or another type of robbery," Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara said.

The 2-year-old child in the car was not injured and has since been reunited with family.

The shooting remains under investigation.