Chief: Fatal Mpls shooting to go before grand jury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Hennepin County grand jury will review the shooting death of a man who struggled with Minneapolis police in May.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau (jeh-NAY’ har-TOH’) says she was told by the Hennepin County Attorney’s office late Wednesday that the case will go before a grand jury next month.

Officials say 22-year-old Terrance Franklin was killed May 10 after he tried to grab an officer’s gun. Franklin’s family has disputed the police account.

Police say Franklin fled a traffic stop and broke into a house in south Minneapolis, where he struggled with officers and a police dog. Franklin was killed, and two officers were hit with gunfire. Both officers survived.

The police chief says she won’t comment until after the grand jury reaches a decision.

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