Minneapolis police: 3 in custody after shootings near 4th Precinct

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Greg Kellogg | Fox 9

On Tuesday, police arrested two men and two turned themselves in after a shooting near the Minneapolis Police Department's 4th Precinct Monday night where three suspects supposedly fired into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protestors, injuring 5 people. 

A 23-year-old male in Bloomington, Minn. and a 32-year-old male in south Minneapolis were arrested early Tuesday -- later in the day, police released the south Minneapolis man after questioning.

Then, around 2:30 p.m., investigators took two additional men into custody after they voluntarily turned themselves in. The 26-year-old male and 21-year-old male are currently being interviewed by investigators. Three total are in custody.

Monday night shooting

At 10:41 p.m. on Monday, Minneapolis police heard multiple shots fired at 1400 Morgan Avenue North. Several 911 calls came in reporting 5 people had been shot at 14th and Morgan, about a block from the precinct. Dozens of officers tended to victims, but the suspects fled.

"We got to 14th and Morgan and all you here is pop, pop, pop, pop," shooting victim Wesley Martin said. "My brother got shot in the stomach. And I got shot in the leg. Hit me right through."

Three victims were brought to North Memorial in a private vehicle with non-life-threatening injuries and two were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. No fatalities have been reported. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward and are interviewing witnesses.

Clark was fatally shot by police on Nov. 15; demonstrators began camping out at the 4th Precinct that day, and haven't left. The police department has additional uniformed officers in the area, spokesman John Elder said.

Tuesday march planned

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis announced on Facebook a #Justice4Jamar March will be held Tuesday afternoon to "march for justice for Jamar Clark and take our voices directly to those who must listen to the people."

Sen. Al Franken statement

“Like all Minnesotans, I was horrified to learn about the shooting of five people outside the Fourth Precinct last night. I understand that a search for the shooters is currently underway, and I join residents of the North Side in demanding that they be brought to justice. In the meantime, my thoughts are with Jamar Clark’s family and the injured.”


Clark was shot by police at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15 outside of an apartment on the 1600 block of Plymouth Avenue N. Officers were responding to a request for assistance from paramedics who reported that Jamar Clark was disrupting their ability to aid an assault victim. Minneapolis police have said Clark was a suspect in the assault. At some point during an altercation that ensued between Clark and the officers, an officer discharged his weapon, striking Clark.