Minn. officer shot after responding to fight


By Nancy Yang
Pioneer Press

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A police officer was shot in the ankle early today after responding to a fight in downtown Minneapolis. Another man was shot in the back, police said.

About 2:30 a.m., officers responded to a fight in a parking lot at Third Street North and Hennepin Avenue. As officers approached on foot, shots were fired by one of those involved in the fight, police said.

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