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Continued: Sources: Burglary suspect fired shots that injured Mpls. officers

The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said Franklin died of multiple gunshot wounds. The sources said it was unclear which officer other than Peterson shot Franklin.

Franklin’s body has been released from the medical examiner’s office. His friends were planning to hold a vigil Friday evening.

About 30 minutes after the shooting, a police vehicle responding to a call for assistance at the scene collided with the motorcycle at an intersection, killing Romero.

In a Friday news release, the Police Department said investigators had interviewed officer Joshua Young, the driver of the police SUV involved in the collision with Romero.

Harteau said the interview had been delayed due to the officer’s anxiety over the motorcyclist’s death. Young joined the department in 2006 and was awarded the Medal of Commendation in 2012 for his work apprehending a suspect who was assaulting a female in the hall of an apartment complex. He also was awarded the Life Saving Award for quick actions that saved a baby’s life in 2012.

Harteau said Meath and Muro will be interviewed next week. 612-673-1707 612-673-7329

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    May 10

    2 p.m.: A resident in the 2700 block of Lyndale Av. S. called police to say they saw someone who possibly burglarized the residence the week before. A chase ensued with that person, later identified as Terrence T. Franklin.

    2:30 p.m.: Franklin hid inside Flanders Brothers Cycle, 2707 Lyndale Av. S. for 10 minutes, then ran across Lyndale. About an hour later, a resident in the 2700 block of Bryant Av. S. came home to find a broken window. He did not go in and notified police.

    3:35 p.m.: During a scuffle with police in the home’s basement, Franklin was shot and died at the scene. Officers Michael Meath and Ricardo Muro were shot in the legs.

    4:05 p.m. A police SUV, driven by officer Joshua Young, responded to a request to help at the shooting scene. A motorcycle driven by Ivan Romero, 24, struck the rear passenger side of the SUV at 26th and Blaisdell Av. S. Romero died at the scene.

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