MINNEAPOLIS - The Minneapolis Police Department has identified the three officers who fired at a suspectlate Wednesday night.
According Sgt. William Palmer, Officers Walter Alvarado, Omar Foulkes and Brandon Kitzerow are on standard paid administrative leave following the incident.
Palmer says the officers responded to an alert of gunfire from the city's shot spotter technology around 11 p.m. in the area of 37th Street East and Elliot Avenue South.
A suspicious vehicle was seen leaving the area when police arrived on the scene. Officers stopped that car at 38th Street and Columbus Avenue South.
Palmer says a passenger from the car fled on foot and fired a handgun at pursuing officers. The three officers returned fire and wounded the suspect.
The suspect was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center and is expected to survive. He is under arrest at the hospital for probably cause of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.
A search recovered a handgun at the scene.
Officer Kitzerow joined the Minneapolis Police Department in 2001. Officer Foulkes joined the department in 2006, and Officer Alvarado joined in 2007.