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Who was Jamal Mitchell? Minneapolis police officer dies in ambush shooting that killed 2 others including suspected gunman

28-year-old Jamal Mitchell was responding to a shooting call was ambushed and killed Thursday when he stopped to provide aid to a man who appeared to be a victim.
28-year-old Jamal Mitchell was responding to a shooting call was ambushed and killed Thursday when he stopped to provide aid to a man who appeared to be a victim.

The City of Minneapolis Government & Minneapolis Police Department have identified the officer killed as 28-year-old Jamal Mitchell.

He had been with the department for just over a year.

Just 3 days on the job, Ofc. Mitchell rescued 2 people from their burning home.

Jamal Mitchell leaves behind a child and a fiancé.

Jamal was engaged to be married.

What we know about the incident

28-year-old Jamal Mitchell was responding to a shooting call was ambushed and killed Thursday when he stopped to provide aid to a man who appeared to be a victim.

That man instead wound up shooting the officer, authorities said.

The death of officer Jamal Mitchell happened during a chaotic situation involving two crime scenes two blocks apart that left three people dead, two others hospitalized in critical condition and another officer and a firefighter with less serious injuries.

Law enforcement provided a brief narrative of what transpired, starting when officers responded to a call of a double shooting at an apartment complex in the south Minneapolis neighborhood of Whittier.

As Mitchell was about two blocks from the complex, he noticed individuals who were injured.

He got out of his car to provide aid to one man, who wound up shooting the officer.

Another officer arrived and exchanged gunfire with the shooter, who died despite life-saving efforts on the part of officers, Minneapolis Assistant Police Chief Katie Blackwell said.

That officer had non-life-threatening wounds.

Another person, believed to be an innocent bystander, was shot and taken to a hospital in critical condition. The firefighter also was shot and injured.

When other officers went to the apartment, they found two people inside who had been shot.

One was dead and the other was hospitalized in critical condition

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