Moment carjacking suspect abandons stolen car and points a gun at ANOTHER motorist before police shoot him dead
- A carjacking suspect was shot dead by police in Burnsville, Minnesota on Sunday afternoon
- Police initially pursued the man, identified as a white male in his 20s, for driving with stolen plates
- He would crash that car and steal another – before abandoning it and trying to take two more cars at gunpoint
- Police said the carjacker fired on them multiple times
- He was shot at the scene and pronounced dead at the hospital
A carjacking suspect who took police on a wild chase on a Minnesota highway was shot dead by cops after he allegedly opened fire on them.
The suspect, a white male in his 20s, was shot Sunday afternoon on State Highway 13 at the interchange of Interstate 35W in Burnsville, Minnesota after police said he abandoned a stolen car, tried to steal two others at gunpoint and shot at cops.
The horrifying ordeal began in the afternoon when the carjacking suspect was being sought by cops for driving a car with stolen plates. He would crash that car, only to carjack a woman at gunpoint and take off in her vehicle, police said.
Agents from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting involving a carjacking suspect who police said fired on them
The carjacker abandoned his stolen ride before trying to carjack two other motorists at gunpoint
Police continued their pursuit and said the suspect shot at them before abandoning the stolen ride.
Video provided by the Minnesota Department of Transportation shows the suspect slowing down a white sedan before jumping out and tumbling to the ground. He can be seen then running into oncoming traffic and pointing his gun at a motorist who appeared to take a sharp left turn toward a grassy median to avoid the man.
Minnesota Department of Transportation footage shows the suspect slow a stolen white sedan down and open the door
The suspect tumbled out of the car before running toward oncoming traffic
He can be seen pointing his gun at a motorist in an attempt to steal another car
The motorist could be seen heading over the grassy median into oncoming traffic to get away from the gunman. He was shot dead by police shortly afterwards
Police said the suspect then attempted to carjack another motorist.
While video doesn’t capture the fatal confrontation, police said they and the carjacker exchanged fire before the suspect was shot at roughly 3pm.
He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
No officers were wounded in the shooting. Those involved were placed on ‘standard administrative leave’.
‘All Burnsville Police Officers wear body cameras and camera data will be handled by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) who will lead the investigation,’ Burnsville police said in a statement.