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Police: Officers drive by man about to shoot someone, arrest him


Minneapolis police officers, out on their regular patrol, came across three men Friday – one of whom was pulling out a gun with the intention of shooting one of the others.

The police department detailed the Feb. 13 incident on Facebook.

According to the police:

Officers in the city's third precinct (see the map at right) saw the men standing around a car. One of them pulled out an uncased 12-gauge shotgun.

That prompted the officers to immediately pull over and order the men to the ground.

Investigators later determined one of the men admitted he planned to shoot one of the other people right there, at about the time the cops arrived.

He was arrested and booked on suspected assault.

Police say the gun was reported stolen out of Texas.

From Feb. 3-9, that precinct had one reported shooting, four reported sounds of shots fired, and two ShotSpotter activations.

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