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Timely Notice 4/12/22: Aggravated Assault

TIMELY NOTICE BULLETIN

Aggravated Assault

04/12/2022

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred, as reported below, outside Lindell Library on the Minneapolis campus.

 

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Aggravated Assault

Today, April 12, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received a report that at approximately 5:00 p.m., a non-Augsburg affiliated individual was shot during an altercation outside of Lindell Library. Witnesses stated that an individual got into a fight with three suspects inside of Lindell Library. The altercation moved outside near 22nd Ave, at which point, one of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the leg. All three suspects fled in a brown/red Ford SUV with the license plate DZA-454. Minneapolis Police (MPD) and Augsburg Public Safety quickly arrived on scene after the incident and secured the area.  It is important to note that this was a non-police-involved shooting.

 

STATUS:  Augsburg Public Safety and MPD are currently investigating this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.

Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: www.augsburg.edu/dps and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).

 

SAFETY TIPS:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Notify Augsburg Public Safety immediately of any suspicious or dangerous activity
  • If you are being harassed, go to a public place and ask someone to call Augsburg Public Safety or 911
  • If you see a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle, immediately notify Augsburg Public Safety and MPD – DO NOT APPROACH THE VEHICLE

Augsburg University believes that physical descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on any individual.  When physical descriptors are included in communication to the Augsburg community, it is done so because they may reasonably assist in identifying the perpetrator of the incident.  Augsburg University uses perceived race and gender descriptors that are provided about a suspect only when additional characteristics (beyond clothing) are also available.  Such descriptors are used in an attempt to provide the campus community with important information.  However, the University recognizes that race and gender are personal identity attributes that cannot always be accurately perceived by others, and that any reported information may not be accurate.