Shooting at MOA Today — Crisis officials have been called in to deal with a possible armed suspect near the circus tent at the Mall of America. At 4:52, the police said that crisis counselors are talking to the man and trying to talk him into giving up. At 4:50, Metro Transit said that due to police action, buses will not leave the Mall of America Transit Station until later today. Passengers can stop at a temporary station on 30th Avenue, but Blue Line trains still stop at the Mall of America station.
This video and pictures of armored cars and empty roads near a mall were shared on Twitter. “We are currently in the area of American Boulevard and 24th Avenue,” the department tweeted at 4:45 p.m. Friday. “An individual has what is believed to be a firearm. Roads are shut down. Please avoid the area.”
RELATED ARTICLE: Juvenile warrant issued for 17-year-old charged with second-degree murder in Mall of America shooting
In connection with a fatal shooting at the Mall of America, Minnesota prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old with second-degree murder and second-degree assault. This follows the filing of charges against one adult and two adolescents by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Lavon Semaj Longstreet, 17, was charged by the office with “Murder-2nd Degree- With Intent – Not Premeditated (Aid/Abet) and Assault- 2nd Degree- Dangerous Weapon (Aid/Abet).”
Johntae Raymon Hudson, 19, of Saint Paul, was killed in the shooting on December 23, 2022, according to the police. A gunshot grazed one spectator. The mall, located close to Minneapolis, is the biggest shopping complex in the nation. Police claim to be unsure of Longstreet’s whereabouts and do not have him in custody. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is urged to get in touch with the Bloomington Police Department since a juvenile arrest warrant has been issued for him.
Five to nine persons got into a fight inside Nordstrom, according to the police. According to Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges, surveillance footage from the store showed a man reaching for a revolver before shooting the victim.
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