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Man Arrested Following Shooting of Minneapolis Cop

Police rep says shooting linked to officer's response to a call
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2015 4:46 PM CST
Man Arrested Following Shooting of Minneapolis Cop
Minneapolis police officers search garbage and recycling bins in an alley after a Minneapolis police officer was shot , Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Minneapolis. Police say two officers were standing by their marked squad car after having handling a burglary call early in the day when someone shot one...   (AP Photo/Star Tribune, David Joles)

(Newser) – A man has been arrested, police say, after a shooting left a Minneapolis police officer in the hospital. The 43-year-old was arrested over allegedly violating probation in a possible burglary and domestic assault, KARE reports. The injured officer—who is now in fair condition in the hospital—was investigating a burglary call when he was shot on the same block where KARE reports the arrest occurred.

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"It's clear to us that the officer was shot in relation to his response to the call," a police rep says. "It didn't seem that, related to the information we have at this time, that there would be any reason to shoot this officer other than him being targeted for doing his job." The officer has been identified as Jordan Davis, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. (Read more Minneapolis stories.)

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