Suspect in Brooklyn Park shooting released

The suspect in a Feb. 3 shooting in Brooklyn Park has been released pending further review by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Police were called to a residence on the 1800 block of Pearson Parkway around 4:30 a.m. Feb. 3. Officers found a man with multiple gunshot wounds, who was taken to North Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

The victim was still hospitalized Feb. 5, but was in stable condition according to Lt. Eric Nelson of the Brooklyn Park Police.

Nelson said the incident was not random and appeared to be the result of a dispute.

The 55-year-old suspect had also been transported to the hospital Feb. 3 because of heart problems. After treatment he was taken to the Hennepin County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm, Nelson said.

When charging deadline arrived at noon Feb. 5, the suspect was released pending further review of possible charges.

The victim could also face charges pending further review by the attorney’s office, Nelson said.

The suspect has a criminal history, including second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, domestic assault and making terroristic threats.

Police released a statement saying that, knowing the details of the case, law enforcement and the county attorney’s office agree the suspect’s release poses no threat to the public.

Contact Jonathan Young at [email protected]