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Officer killed in Minneapolis mass shooting identified as 28-year-old Jamal Mitchell

Suspect in Minneapolis, Minnesota mass shooting is dead.



Minneapolis mourns the loss of Officer Jamal Mitchell. The officer was fatally shot during a multiple-victim incident on Blaisdell Avenue in the Whittier neighborhood Thursday evening.

Mayor Jacob Frey, in a press conference, honored Officer Mitchell as a hero lost in the line of duty.

Mayor Frey, in a somber press conference, praised Officer Mitchell’s heroism. “He gave the ultimate sacrifice,” Frey said, “protecting and saving the lives of others. His service and dedication will forever be remembered by Minneapolis.”

According to Minneapolis Police, officers responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment building on the 2200 block of Blaisdell Avenue.

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans provided details of the incident.

Inside the apartment, two men were shot; one died at the scene, while the other is in critical condition at the hospital.

Evans confirmed the death of the suspected shooter as well. In total, four people were injured, including a firefighter and another officer, Assistant Chief Blackwell of MPD reported.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) revealed a disturbing detail: officers were “ambushed” upon responding to the scene. Superintendent Evans elaborated that Officer Mitchell exited his vehicle after spotting injured individuals nearby.

Tragically, while attempting to render medical aid, Mitchell himself fell victim to an ambush.

The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MPPOA) shared that Officer Mitchell was only 28 years old. Notably, he was one of two Minneapolis officers recognized last year for their bravery in rescuing an elderly couple from a burning home.

The MPPOA extended its condolences and commended the fallen officer’s bravery in an official statement.

“The law enforcement community is devastated and mourning,” MPPOA Executive Director Brian Peters wrote in a statement. “Once again, a police officer bravely faced danger and tragically lost his life protecting the community. This officer exemplified unmatched dedication, bravery, and service in defense of the public. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with his family, friends, and fellow officers as they navigate through this incredibly challenging time. The officer’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding others will leave a legacy of service that will always be remembered. We collectively mourn this significant loss and stand in solidarity to support the Minneapolis Police Department.”