A 21-year-old man involved in a domestic dispute was shot and wounded by Minneapolis police Saturday after allegedly trying to take an officer's gun away while being arrested.
Minneapolis police investigators said Ira Latrell Toles was shot in the upper body and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he underwent successful surgery.
The hospital said Saturday it was not able to release information on Toles, but police spokesman Sgt. William Palmer said it did not appear the wound was life-threatening.
The man was shot while struggling with officers responding to a domestic assault call shortly before 2 a.m. in an apartment on the 1800 block of Columbus Av. S.
According to police reports, 911 dispatchers heard an assault over the open phone line.
When officers arrived to investigate the call, they were refused entry, but they could hear an assault occurring. The officers forced their way into the apartment and chased the man inside the residence.
As police tried to subdue him, the man attempted to take an officer's gun. The other officer then shot the suspect in the upper torso, police said.
No officer was injured. The officers in the shooting are on paid administrative leave, as is standard in police shootings.
Their names will be released Tuesday when officials are able to access personnel records, Palmer said.
The Minneapolis Police Department Homicide and Internal Affairs units are investigating the shooting.
Staff writer Troy Melhus contributed to this report. Heron Marquez Estrada • 612-673-4280