This story relies on Minneapolis Police Department and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension statements. Southwest Voices has not seen full video footage of the incidents.

This article includes descriptions of gun violence.

The story was updated on June 6 to include information on a public memorial.

Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell was on his way to 2221 Blaisdell Avenue on May 30, responding to a double-shooting after 5:20 p.m., when he came upon an injured person in the street. That person turned out to be Mustafa Ahmed Mohamed, the suspected shooter. When Mitchell approached Mohamed, attempting to render aid, Mohamed shot Mitchell at close range. Mitchell died at HCMC’s emergency room before 6 p.m.

Responding Minneapolis police officers Nick Kapinos and Luke Kittock on the scene exchanged gunfire with Mohamed. Kapinos and Kittock’s gunfire killed Mohamed, who was pronounced dead at the scene.  

It had been 20 years since a Minneapolis police officer died in the line of duty.

Mayor Jacob Frey and Assistant Chiefs Christopher Gaiters and Katie Blackwell stand at Jamal Mitchell’s memorial outside of the Minneapolis Police Department’s 5th Precinct. Photo by H. Jiahong Pan.

On Mitchell’s third day on the job in 2023, he helped an elderly couple escape from their Bde Maka Ska home that had caught fire, likely due to arson.

"That's what I got into law enforcement to do," Mitchell said in February 2023, per the Star Tribune. "Save lives and serve the community."

A visitor takes a picture at the memorial for slain Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell sits outside of the 5th Precinct at 31st Street and Nicollet Avenue. Photo by Jiahong Pan

Mitchell’s family visited a squad car memorial outside the 5th Precinct decorated in memory of Mitchell for about 20 minutes on Monday. Hundreds of police officers from Minneapolis, Burnsville and St. Paul and firefighters from Minneapolis stood by holding vigil. Family members placed flowers on the memorial and embraced City officials and police officers. The family requested that no photos be taken of them. Mayor Jacob Frey was also in attendance. The family toured the 5th Precinct during their visit.

A public memorial for MPD Officer Jamal Mitchell will be held June 11 at 11 a.m. at Maple Grove Senior High School, 9800 Fernbrook Ln. N.

WCCO published a story on how people can support the family of Jamal Mitchell and the family of other slain police officers.