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Man killed in Minneapolis after confronting duo trying to break into his car

Police say the victim chased the two men and was shot.

A man is dead after he allegedly chased two men he witnessed breaking into his car, only to have one of the men turn around and shoot him, according to Minneapolis Police Department. 

The deadly encounter happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday on the 1000 block of East 22nd St. MPD spokesman John Elder issued a release saying officers arrived at the scene and found the gunshot victim without a pulse and not breathing. 

Officers performed CPR and were able to get a pulse, but the man was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with "grave injuries," the release said. Later Monday evening, police were informed that the victim died following surgery. 

Investigators working the case have determined via preliminary information that the victim confronted two men who were trying to break into his car. The duo ran and the victim chased, and during the pursuit one of the suspects allegedly turned around and shot the victim. 

No arrests have been made in what is the 36th homicide in Minneapolis in 2020. 

The Star Tribune reports that the victim was a taxi driver, and that the suspects were attempting to break in to his cab. The victim's identity as well as nature and cause of death will be released at a later stage by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. 

Note: Details provided in this story are based on the police's latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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