On March 31, 2020, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Scott County 911 Dispatch Center received a report of sounds of gunshots fired near the End Zone Bar & Grill, located at 10491 260th Street East, Elko, MN.
The Elko New Market Police Department was dispatched to the scene and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office also responded. The responding officers were contacted shortly thereafter by Northfield Police Department, advising they had received a call from an individual residing in their jurisdiction reporting to be a victim of the above-mentioned shooting.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office investigated this incident with the assistance of the Elko New Market Police Department and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. Through this investigation, it was found that the shooting on March 31st was the result of an attempted narcotics exchange that involved a juvenile male suspect from Robbinsdale, Minnesota, who was ultimately taken into custody on April 16, 2020.
This individual has been charged in Scott County District Court with the following:
- Felony Dangerous Weapons drive by Shooting toward person, occupied motor vehicle
- Felony First Degree Aggravated Robbery
- Felony Second Degree Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
“The safety of our community is a priority, and we are pleased to have made an arrest,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “We take violent crimes very seriously, and we are grateful nobody was harmed in this incident.”
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Elko New Market Police Department, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Northfield Police Department in this investigation.