Two men have been charged in relation to an alleged shooting incident on March 19. Police said that during the incident, which occurred at
approximately 7:35 p.m. at the Shell gas station at 63rd and Zane Avenue North, one suspect shot at a police officer.
Tyler Glenn Graham of Shakopee, 21, was charged with two counts of assault, one count for first-degree with use of deadly force against a peace officer.
Steven Cordell Graham of Brooklyn Park, 22, was charged with one count of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.
According to the Brooklyn Park police, an officer on a regular patrol witnessed an altercation between two groups in the parking lot of the Shell station. The officer witnessed one individual fire a shot at the other group. No one was struck in the shooting.
As the officer took action, the two groups fled. The officer gave chase on foot, apprehending one suspect. While taking the suspect into custody, the officer witnessed a second individual emerge from behind an object. The officer heard a gun shot from close range and took cover with the belief that the shot was intended to hit him, according to a criminal complaint. The officer was not injured.
With the assistance of a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter, four adult male suspects were found and arrested. Three handguns were recovered, including the firearm believed to have been used in the original shooting incident.
A first-degree assault with the use of deadly force against a peace officer conviction has a 10-year minimum sentence and 20-year maximum sentence. A second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon conviction has a three-year minimum sentence and seven-year maximum.
Deputy Chief Mark Bruley said it is not clear what incited the original incident.
The investigation regarding the incident is ongoing.
At press time, Tyler Graham’s bail was set at $150,000. Steven Graham’s bail was set at $75,000.
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