Two Arrested After Friday Night Shooting in Duluth’s Lincoln Park
Two males in their 20s were arrested, no injuries were reported and all parties were known to each other.
DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Police officers arrested two suspects, responding to a shooting at an apartment in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood Friday, and according to authorities those suspects are previous violent offenders.
According to a spokesperson with the department, officers responded to a report of shots fired at an apartment in the 2400 Block of West 3rd Street around 7:45 pm Friday.
Authorities called the incident a home-invasion shooting. Once officers arrived, they learned two gunshots were fired into the backdoor of the apartment. No injuries were reported and all parties were known to each other, the spokesperson said.
Two males in their 20s were arrested and brought to St. Louis County Jail on multiple charges.
But the Duluth Police Union Local 807 expressed disappointment on Facebook that the two suspects were not already in custody for previous crimes — one released hours before Friday’s shooting.
In a Facebook post the Union said in part:
“(The suspects) have been allowed to continue their crimes of violence in Duluth because the criminal justice system has allowed them that opportunity, despite Duluth Police Officers continuing to put themselves in harm’s way to fulfill their part of the social contract they have with Duluth residents. It is not unreasonable for Duluthians to expect better from their court system in reacting to violent crime that endangers their neighborhoods.”
Meanwhile Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken also sounded off on Facebook Saturday about their punishments for past crimes:
“Accountability for gun crimes requires police, prosecutors, probation, and courts ensure those whose actions pose a substantial public safety risk to our community by illegally possessing or using guns receive sanctions and sentences that demonstrate our collective desire for zero tolerance for all gun violence.”
The incident is still under investigation.
This is Duluth’s second shooting incident of 2021 — the first happening just Wednesday in the Piedmont neighborhood.