An uninvolved motorist is dead and a Minneapolis police officer is in the hospital with serious injuries Tuesday morning after the pursuit of an armed robber led to a crash.
Minneapolis Police Spokesman John Elder said early Tuesday morning that an officer looking for a person connected to an armed robbery. When the suspect was seen driving nearby, the officer tried to pull the person over, but they took off, police told KARE11.
The officer chased the suspect and was driving north on Lyndale Avenue when the police cruiser entered an intersection and hit a car driving westbound. It then hit another vehicle traveling south on Lyndale.
An occupant of the vehicle heading westbound was killed. The officer is in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries, according to Elder.
The suspect escaped.