A man who allegedly shot a Minneapolis police officer and a civilian in a downtown parking lot has been charged with two counts of second degree attempted murder, two counts of first degree assault and one count of a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court.

Israel Lee Anderson, 33, of Oakdale, is being held in the Hennepin County Adult Detention facility and is due in court at 1:30 p.m. today.

According to police, officer Daniel Grosland was called to a fight in a parking lot at N. 3rd Street and Hennepin Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Monday. As he moved in to help a victim who was being kicked by several individuals, at least four shots rang out.

Grosland was hit in the ankle and a bystander was hit in the torso. Both were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment for non-life threatening injuries, said Jesse Garcia, a Minneapolis Police Department spokesman.

Anderson allegedly fired two more shots as he ran off towards Nicollet Mall. He was captured a short distance away.

Anderson has a lengthy rap sheet, records show. He has previously been convicted of unlawful possession of a pistol/assault weapon, felony possession of a controlled substance and sale of a controlled substance.

 

Tim Harlow • harlow@startribune.com