UPDATED: Suspect, Motorcyclist Killed in Friday Uptown Incident Identified

Officers in stable condition at HCMC. Suspect was subject of police pursuit. A motorcyclist died in a crash with a squad car responding to the shooting.

Updated: 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12 The suspect police shot dead Friday was identified as 22-year-old Terrance Terrell Franklin.

Franklin died as the result of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. Franklin was shot at a home on the 2700 block of Bryant Avenue Friday, after police reportedly chased him by vehicle and then by foot.

In addition, the motorcyclist killed after colliding with a responding officer's squad car was identified by friends as Ivan Romero Oliveras, 24, of Minneapolis, according to the Star Tribune. The injured passenger, Jocelin Torrejon, was listed in satisfactory condition at HCMC on Friday.

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Two Minneapolis police officers were injured Friday and the suspect they were chasing is dead after a shootout at a house near 27th and Bryant, according to media reports.

A squad car responding to the shooting struck and killed a motorcyclist at 26th and Blaisdell, according to Fox 9. The driver of the motorcycle died and the passenger was injured, KSTP-TV reported. The officer in the squad car was not injured.

Police Chief Janeé Harteau spoke briefly to reporters at 5 p.m., confirming that the officers were in stable condition at Hennepin County Medical Center, and that the suspect had died. 

A spokesman said police were not seeking other suspects.

According to clips made from scanner audio posted by Police Clips, police had been pursuing the suspect as he was driving a PT Cruiser east from at least Park Avenue S.

WCCO-TV reported that the suspect got out of the PT Cruiser at about Lyndale Avenue and ran on foot. The suspect entered Flanders bike shop at 27th and Lyndale, where he sat down and used his phone, Fox 9 reported.

Resident Elizabeth Merrick-Thompson told KARE11 and WCCO-AM and WCCO-TV the suspect ran through her back yard, passing within two feet of her. She said a neighbor's basement window had been kicked in and she heard shots while police were searching area homes.

That search went on for at least half an hour, according to media reports.

Mike B. May 12, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Mark my words... some ambulance-chasing lawyer will sue the city for the motorcyclist's death, even though the motorcyclist was at fault. Who in their right mind rolls right through an intersection without looking both ways, even on a green light, as the motorcyclist did? It was obviously the motorcyclist's fault.


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