Man shot during confrontation with police charged with firearms offense

The 43-year-old is ineligible to possess a firearm.
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A man shot during an armed confrontation with police in Minneapolis has been charged with being in possession of a gun while ineligible.

Douglas David Peake, 43, was arrested after crashing a vehicle at 27th Avenue and Bloomington Avenue South on Tuesday.

Police had been informed that Peake was leaving the scene and "had a firearm in his hand."

The criminal complaint does not describe what happened during the confrontation, but Minneapolis Police Department previously said "shots were fired," with Peake suffering a non-life-threatening gunshot wound as a result.

It's not clear whether Peake fired any shots at the police. However, the incident is still under investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which includes a review of bodycam footage, and it could result in more charges being brought.

Peake was taken into custody following a foot pursuit, with officers from the BCA finding a gun that had been discarded in the direction that Peake had fled.

In an interview, Peake allegedly admitted to recently buying the gun, which he was not entitled to possess because of previous convictions for 2nd-degree assault and threats of violence.

He had also been twice convicted of possessing a firearm while ineligible in 2002 and 2010.

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