Feb 7, 2014 at 11:06 am
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol says two people are dead after a police chase and shooting that shut down part of a highway in Eden Prairie.
The State Patrol confirmed the deaths on its Twitter account. Lt. Eric Roeske says no officers were injured in the incident, which happened during the Friday morning rush hour.
Highway 212 is still closed between Highway 101 and Dell Road due to the shooting.
MnDOT traffic cameras show State Patrol troopers and police chased a vehicle eastbound on Highway 212. The cameras showed the suspect's hood was popped up, but the driver kept going. Cameras showed an officer used a squad car to send the suspect's vehicle into a wall. Someone then got out and fought with police.
Officials will release more information Friday afternoon.
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