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BCA identifies man who allegedly killed Minneapolis police officer – InForum

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified the man officials say killed Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell on Thursday, May 30.

The BCA on Saturday, June 1, said 35-year-old Mustafa Ahmed Mohamed, who also died in the gunfire, was the gunman who killed the 36-year-old officer while on duty. Mitchell was responding to reports of a shooting when he was fatally shot.

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Mustafa Ahmed Mohamed

Courtesy of Hennepin County

Earlier Saturday, the Hennepin County medical examiner announced Mohamed’s cause of death, saying he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Both men were shot outside an apartment building at 2109 Blaisdell Ave., on the city’s south side.

A third person also died in Thursday’s gunfire. Osman Said Jimale, 32, was shot in an apartment a block away. Four other people were injured, including another policeman and a firefighter.

Many of the details of the shooting are still unclear and an investigation is ongoing.

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Officer Jamal Mitchell was fatally shot while responding to a call Thursday, May 30, 2024, in Minneapolis.

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Mitchell was among the police and emergency personnel who responded to a report of a double shooting near 22nd Street and Blaisdell Avenue on Thursday just after 5 p.m. The chaotic scene eventually stretched for several blocks.

According to BCA Superintendent Drew Evans, Mitchell found an injured person a block away from the apartment and stopped to help. He was “gunned down” and shot while trying to provide medical aid, investigators said.

Mitchell is the first MPD officer fatally shot while on duty in more than 20 years.

Memorial arrangements for Mitchell have not yet been announced.

An official, donation-checked platform to help Mitchell’s family was announced Friday afternoon by the Minneapolis Federation of Police Officers, Law Enforcement Services and the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association.

Donations can be made online to the LELS Benevolent Fund.

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Law enforcement personnel gather on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis Thursday, May 30, 2024, after a shooting that left three people dead, including police officer Jamal Mitchell.

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