Minneapolis National Guard Shooting Suspect Andrew Thomas Arrested and Charged

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that a suspect has been arrested and charged following a shooting incident in Minneapolis which left two National Guardsmen with injuries.

Andrew Thomas, 28 has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

At about 4:20 a.m. last Sunday, a team of National Guard soldiers onboard a humvee and a Minneapolis police officer was shot along Penn Avenue North and West Broadway Avenue. 

A light-colored SUV that was allegedly driven by Thomas fired multiple shots at the team.

A bullet went through the windshield of the team’s military vehicle and showered the crew with shards of broken glass. 

Only one guardsman was sent to the hospital while one was treated at the scene. 

Police later found the SUV that matched the description of the vehicle that was used in the shooting at Sixth Street South and Cedar Avenue South.

Thomas was found in the vehicle with another juvenile suspect and was taken in for questioning. 

Police also found a Springfield Armory XD-9 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a .22 caliber revolver with an obscured serial number, and two cartridge casings inside Thomas’s vehicle.

“Because Thomas has a prior felony conviction in Hennepin County, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time,” said the Attorney’s office. 

Thomas will make a court appearance in court this Tuesday.


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