Timestamp8/20/14 13:53
Date Searched10-May-13
StateMN - Minnesota
Agency NameMinneapolis Police Department
Victim NameTerrence Franklin
Victim's Age22
Victim's GenderMale
RaceBlack or African American
Hispanic or Latino OriginUnknown
Shots Fired10
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
WeaponMP5 Machine Gun
SummaryA police investigation determined that Franklin, who had broken into the house at 2717 Bryant Av. S. after fleeing police, charged at officers when he was discovered hiding behind a water heater in the home’s cramped and darkened basement. A violent brawl at close quarters erupted in gunfire when Franklin grabbed an MP5 machine pistol hanging from the shoulder of one of the officers and pulled the trigger, hitting officers Michael Meath and Ricardo Muro in the legs. Both survived. DNA analysis later showed that Franklin had touched the trigger of the gun. Fearing that he was about to be shot, officer Lucas Peterson shot Franklin four times. Meath told investigators that he also shot four times at Franklin. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s autopsy found 10 bullet wounds on Franklin’s body; a police spokesman said that’s possible if some of the eight bullets the police fired made more than one wound as they passed through Franklin’s body.
Source Linkhttp://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/258472851.html
Name of Officer or OfficersLucas Peterson
County StateHennepin MN - Minnesota
City StateMinneapolis MN - Minnesota