The wild scene took place around 6:30 p.m. last night on the 2000 block of Nicollet Avenue South.
After the suspect crashed his car into the cop car, which police took as a deliberate act to escape, at least one officer fired into the vehicle and hit the driver. One neighbor counted as many as 18 shots fired, according to WCCO.
The suspect drove off, continuing down an alley, but cops stopped him again after about two blocks. A passenger in the car jumped out and ran off, but police apprehended the driver.[jump]
Raymond Perry, who lives on the block where the confrontation took place, told WCCO that he heard a flurry of gunfire after the crash.
"As many that could be fired in 15 seconds," Perry said. "It was intense."
No officers were injured in the incident. Because the cops were working undercover, their names will not be released, but they have been placed on administrative leave.
The driver was taken to HCMC with non-life-threatening injuries, and is in custody. His identity has not yet been released. The other suspect managed to evade police, and is at large.