Minneapolis police: 3 arrested after crime spree, 1 dead in separate shooting

The scene of the fatal shooting on 34th Avenue North in Minneapolis. 

Minneapolis police responded to a fatal shooting and a crime spree in different parts of the city Saturday morning.

According to police, around 10 a.m. a crime spree took place on the 4100 block of Elliot Avenue, with several incidents happening in the area. It involved two cars that police suspect to be stolen, and minors breaking into cars. 

Authorities say the minors involved pointed a gun towards at least one person.

Minneapolis police said just before 12 p.m. they initiated their "crime spree response protocol," and pursued the cars to Longfellow Avenue, where the suspects fled on foot. 

Ultimately, three minors were arrested, and four handguns were recovered by police. 

"The three juveniles that we have in custody are juveniles that are known to us," Minneapolis Police Cheif Brian O’Hara said. "We are thankful to safely have them off the street and under arrest, those guns were recovered, and thankfully, no one was injured. I'm incredibly proud of the work that everyone is continuing to do, and that's evidenced by what happened this morning. Our officers got four guns off the street. Our officers are continuing to show up to work every day. They're continuing to respond and they're doing a great job trying to help keep people safe. And I'm so thankful for what they do."

Later Saturday morning, around 11:30 a.m., Minneapolis police officers responded to reports of a shooting on 34th Avenue North between North Knox Avenue and North James Avenue, law enforcement said. 

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 25-year-old man next to a car on the ground who had been shot, police said. Medical aid was given to the man, and he was taken to the hospital, where he eventually died. 

Authorities say early information indicates that the man was shot while in his car, and he was shot by at least one man who was known to him. 

The shooting is currently under investigation.