Minneapolis mass shooting: What we know so far

Three people were killed, including a Minneapolis police officer, a civilian and the gunman, in a mass shooting in Minneapolis that left others injured on Thursday. Here's what we know so far. 

What happened? 

This all started just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, when Minneapolis police were called to an apartment on Blaisdell Avenue South for a report of a shooting. While en route, an officer stopped to help what appeared to be a possible victim. That's when police Officer Jamal Mitchell was shot in what authorities describe as an ambush

According to a release with updated information from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Sunday, Mitchell was the first officer to arrive at the scene. Mitchell said over the radio that he saw two men with injuries in the street. Those men were identified as the gunman, Mustafa Ahmed Mohamed, and a bystander who had been shot. 

Mitchell then got out of his car and went up to Mohamed, who was sitting next to a car, the BCA said. Mitchell asked Mohamed if he needed help or was hurt, and "without warning" Mohamed pulled a gun and opened fire.

He continued shooting until two other officers, identified as Nick Kapinos and Luke Kittock, pulled up. Mohamed was killed in an exchange of gunfire with those officers. Kittock was also hurt in the exchange.

"What I can tell you is that Officer Mitchell was attempting to assist the individual that shot him," Evans said at a press conference.

The Minnesota BCA is now investigating the shooting and the death of another individual who was found inside the apartment building.

READ MORE: Minneapolis mass shooting: Officer Jamal Mitchell was ambushed, BCA says

Who is Jamal Mitchell? 

Jamal Mitchell had been with the Minneapolis Police Department since 2022, and was sworn in by Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O'Hara. In a late-night news conference, O'Hara remembered Mitchell fondly, saying, "I knew Jamal. I had the distinct honor of swearing in Jamal as a Minneapolis police officer. Shortly after hitting the street, I commended and honored him for running into a burning house in the 5th Precinct to rescue an elderly couple. He loved the job, he loved the MPD, and he was faithful to the oath he swore unto his death."

FOX 9 previously reported on Officer Mitchell's heroic actions in 2023 when, just days on the job, he ran into the burning home to rescue the couple.

Mitchell, who was 36, was engaged to be married and had a son. 

"Jamal died a hero, and like police officers in Minneapolis standing behind me here and everywhere, he was one of the few who have the courage to stand up and answer the call every single day. He died doing what we asked him to do for the rest of us," O'Hara said. "Jamal died doing what society asks all police officers to do. He did his job, and he was loyal to his oath until his death. There is no more honorable service one can provide."

Officer Mitchell's death marks the first line-of-duty death for Minneapolis police since 2002 when Officer Melissa Schmidt was killed. Officer Schmidt was also killed on Blaisdell Avenue while responding to a report of a woman with a gun at a public housing complex.

Where to donate to Jamal Mitchell's family

Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS) and the Minnesota Police and Peace Officer Association (MPPOA) have teamed up to collect donations for Mitchell's family. 

You can donate through the LELS Benevolent Fund online here. You can also mail a check to: Law Enforcement Labor Services Benevolent Fund, Attention: Officer Mitchell, 2700 Freeway Boulevard, Suite 700, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. 

Another place to donate is this GoFundMe, organized by friends and neighbors of Mitchell. 

Who is the civilian who was killed? 

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the person shot and killed inside the apartment as Osman Said Jimale, a 32-year-old man from Minneapolis.

Who is the gunman? 

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office released the identity of the suspect in the mass shooting that killed Jimale and Officer Mitchell, and injured three others. The suspect was identified as 35-year-old Mohamed, and he died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the examiner's report. 

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has not identified Mohamed as the shooter. 

However, police have previously said the suspect died at the scene shortly after ambushing and killing Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell in the street. 

Multiple law enforcement sources have also identified Mohamed as the shooter.

READ MORE: Minneapolis mass shooting: Suspect identified by officials

This is a developing story and will be updated as we learn more.