People gathered outside the Minneapolis apartment Saturday where 20-year-old Andrew ‘Tekle’ Sundberg was shot and killed by Minneapolis police. Demonstrators joined family members as they demanded more answers from law enforcement.
One of the transcripts reveals the conversation between the operator and one of Sundberg's neighbors, a woman who said someone had just "shot through" her wall. The details surrounding the fatal shooting of Andrew 'Tekle' Sundberg by Minneapolis police officers last week continue to become clearer, as the city released new documents Monday, including 911 call transcripts.
One of the newly released 911 transcripts reveals the conversation between the operator and one of Sundberg's neighbors, a woman who previously identified herself as 24-year-old Arabella Yarbrough, who said someone had just "shot through" her apartment with two children also inside. The transcript shows Yarbrough giving a description of who she believed to be firing the shots, and which apartment she believed the shooter to be in.
The city has also released more information about the officers involved in the six-hour standoff that ended in Sundberg's death, identifying Aaron Pearson and Zachary Seraphine as the two MPD police snipers who fired the fatal rounds.
Following the shooting, Minneapolis police spokesman officer Garrett Parten said the fatal shots were fired around 4:30 a.m., after six hours of negotiating with Sundberg, who had barricaded himself inside an apartment on the 900 block of 21st and East Franklin Avenues in the Seward neighborhood.
According to a search warrant, while officers attempted to evacuate the building, they "started taking fire," prompting them to leave the building and call the Minneapolis SWAT Team. When SWAT arrived, two people, identified as Pearson and Seraphine, set up on a roof of a nearby apartment building.