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Innocent man killed by driver fleeing police in Minneapolis

The suspect almost ran down a police officer as well.

An innocent bystander was killed when their car was crashed into by a driver who minutes earlier had tried to run down a police officer.

The incident unfolded in north Minneapolis on Monday evening, with police called to a report of two suspicious vehicles possibly involved in drug activity around 6:20 p.m. on the 3300 block of Aldrich Avenue North.

As officers made contact with the drivers of both vehicles, one of the drivers drove off, swerving around the second car before accelerating straight at one of the officers.

The officer was able to jump out of the way to avoid being hit, before getting back in a squad and giving chase.

The driver fled at high speeds, and minutes later police came across a crash at 36th Avenue North and Aldrich, where the 27-year-old from Brooklyn Park was arrested.

A man was found in the car struck by the fleeing suspect, and he was taken to North Memorial Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

It's believed the suspect hit the man's car as he entered the intersection without slowing down.

He is now being held on a probable cause murder charge. Bring Me The News will identify him if and when he is charged.

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