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Two officers shot in Minneapolis, motorcyclist killed in pursuit of suspect

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Friends identified the motorcycle victim at Ivan Romero. Friends identified the motorcycle victim at Ivan Romero.
Family identified the suspect as Terrence Terrell Franklin, 22, of Minneapolis. Family identified the suspect as Terrence Terrell Franklin, 22, of Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

Minneapolis Police Department Chief Janee Harteau called Friday a "tragic day" for the city. Two police officers were shot after a pursuit leaving the suspect dead, and a motorcyclist was struck and killed by an emergency vehicle in route to the scene.

As of Saturday morning, the two officers shot and the motorcyclist's passenger are all in stable condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. Minneapolis police have identified the officers as Michael Meath, an eight-year veteran of the force and Ricardo Muro, a 12-year veteran. Both are members of the Minneapolis SWAT Team.

According to MPD, the incident started when officers received a call from a resident who believed he saw a suspect who potentially burglarized the caller's home last week.

When officers located the suspect, he fled first in his vehicle and then by foot, striking both a police vehicle and officer in the process.

The suspect ran into an area bike shop and then into a neighborhood alley. Police set up a perimeter in the area and located the suspect after a separate resident reported his home was broken into.

When officers - including a K-9 unit - located the suspect, a struggle ensued.

FOX 9 sources have confirmed during the struggle, the suspect got a hold of one of the officer's guns, which he used to shoot both officers in their lower extremities.

The suspect, identified by family as Terrence Terrell Franklin, 22, of Minneapolis, was shot and killed.

MPD also said another officer responding to the scene was involved in a collision with a motorcycle, occupied by two people, at the intersection of Blaisdell Ave. S. and W. 26th St.

Friends spoke to FOX 9 and identified the motorcycle driver as Ivan Romero, 24, who died at the scene. The passenger, a female, was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.

The officer involved was not injured.

"These are complex investigations that are on-going and still in the early stages," MPD released in a statement. "This has been a very difficult day for the Minneapolis Police Department and the residents of Minneapolis."

Police say they will release complete information on Monday night to ensure accuracy.

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