Shakopee cops shoot fatal-stabbing suspect dead after carjacking
A deadly suburban crime spree ended with gunfire this morning in a Shakopee highway ditch after police shot and killed an as-yet unidentified 34-year-old male suspected of a convenience store robbery, a carjacking and a fatal stabbing.
The Shakopee Valley News is reporting that two police officers shot the suspect at about 8:15 a.m. He was thought to have been involved in a Shakopee convenience store burglary yesterday, and an early-morning carjacking reported to Plymouth Police Department.
The cops picked up his trail this morning on Main Street in Shakopee when they responded to a call about a 30-year-old female stabbing victim. When they got there, they spotted the suspect, who then used his car to ram their squad car before fleeing.
The chase ended with two officers shooting the suspect after a stand off under the Marschall Road overpass on Highway 169.
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension spokesman Andy Skoogman told WCCO the man wouldn't get out of his car -- the one that was carjacked earlier -- and refused to comply with officers' demands.
Witnesses told the Star Tribune police repeatedly ordered the man to bet out of the car.
The cops said they feared for their lives and shot him.
The stabbing victim died later at St. Francis Regional Medical Center.