Boy, 17, Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Rideshare Driver In North Minneapolis

31 March 2022

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 17-year-old boy is in custody after allegedly shooting a rideshare driver Wednesday night in north Minneapolis, leaving the man hospitalized with serious injuries.

The Minneapolis Police Department says the shooting happened around 10:45 p.m. on the 2900 block of Bryant Avenue North, in the city’s Hawthorne neighborhood. Responding officers found a rideshare driver in the area who told police that he’d been shot.

Police helped the driver until paramedics arrived and brought him to hospital. The victim’s injuries were described as “potentially life-threatening.”

(credit: CBS)

According to police, the driver told investigators that one of two teenager passengers he drove to the area shot him as they were leaving the car. The driver, a permitted gun owner, returned fire. He then sped off to the intersection of Lyndale and 27th avenues, where he flagged down police officers. The teens, a boy and a girl, ran off.

As officers were investigating the shooting, they learned that a 17-year-old boy had arrived at North Memorial Health Hospital with an apparent gunshot wound, police say. Investigators determined that the 17-year-old was involved in the shooting with the rideshare driver.

The teenager is expected to survive his injuries. He was taken into custody and booked into the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center.

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