Who is Aaron Pearson? Wiki, Bio, Age, Cop involved in Andrew Sundberg shooting


The death of Andrew Tekle Sundberg, who was fatally shot by the members of the SWAT team Aaron Pearson and Zachary Seraphine on July 14, was the second encounter involving Minneapolis police. The first one was the shooting of Amir Locke, which took place on February 2 of this year, when a SWAT team executing an early morning no-knock warrant shot the 22-year-old. Now, reports suggest that Pearson, one of the two snipers in the killing of Sundberg, also called Locke’s killing a ‘good job’.

As per CBS, Pearson, an eight-year veteran of the force, used a key to enter the apartment where Locke hid under a blanket on the couch as he was trying to reach for a handgun when officer Mark Hanneman shot Locke within 10 seconds, which was captured on Pearson’s body camera. While Seraphine provided medical care to Locke on the scene. No officers were charged with Locke’s death. Minnesota prosecutors said Hanneman’s use of deadly force was justified.

Cop involved in Andrew Sundberg shooting called Amir Locke’s killing ‘good job’

Body-camera footage showed Locke sleeping on a couch while holding a gun when the team entered unannounced. As he seemed awake, officials said Locke pointed the gun at the officers and was shot by Hanneman. The shooting sparked widespread protests as Locke’s family questioned the police account of what happened. However, after a review that ended on April 6, Attorney General Keith Ellison and Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman, said Hanneman will not face charges because he was justified in firing his weapon.

Whereas, in the case of Sundberg, where officers got into action at 9.30 pm on July 14 after a report of shots fired inside an apartment building on the 900 block of 21st Avenue South, as per reports. They encountered gunfire as they arrived at the scene and later, evacuated people in the building and requested a SWAT team. Then, around 4.30 am on July 15, two snipers shot Sundberg, fatally wounding him. Later, he died at Hennepin Healthcare.

Post the killing, Sundberg’s family and their lawyers have demanded the release of video footage about what led to the shooting and said he was suffering from mental health issues.

The City of Minneapolis released an incident report on the evening of July 15 that listed Sundberg as “Subject #1” in the case. The data release also disclosed the names of the officers who fired their rifles. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension record too shows both Pearson and Seraphine were at the Bolero Flats apartment building in downtown Minneapolis as part of the SWAT team on the day Amir Locke was killed.

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