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A Minneapolis police officer was shot and wounded on Saturday after responding to a burglary call in what police said appeared to be a targeted attack.
The officer, whose name authorities have not released, was taken by his partner to a hospital and is in a stable condition with wounds that are not life threatening, police said.
Police are still searching the area for a suspect.
The officer was shot before 5 a.m. local time in north Minneapolis as he returned to his squad car, Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder said.
“We believe that he was targeted because he was wearing a uniform,” Elder said. “We believe that this is simply an assault against the police.”
Minneapolis police were searching house to house Saturday after an officer was shot in an ambush while responding to a call about a burglary.
The unidentified officer was rushed to the hospital by his partner and was in satisfactory condition, authorities said.
The two had just finished handling the burglary call about 5 a.m. when one of the cops was shot while standing outside their patrol car.
“There is little doubt that an officer was the intended target of this shooting and that this officer just happened to be the one who was there,” said Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
A Minneapolis police officer was shot this morning in what the police department believes to be a targeted shooting; that is, he was shot at specifically because he was a cop.
Officer Jordan Davis and his partner were responding to a burglary when Davis was shot standing around the police car. He was rushed to the hospital and other officers ended up arresting Andrew Neal (pictured here).
Police Chief Janeé Harteau believes Davis was targeted, saying, “There is little doubt that an officer was the intended target of this shooting and that this officer just happened to be the one who was there. This is a reminder to all that every one of our officers face such danger simply because they choose to wear a uniform.”