Man charged with shooting at officers trying to search home
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man was charged Thursday with shooting at police officers trying to search his home in Dayton northwest of Minneapolis — a shooting that left bullet holes in one officer’s clothing.
Hennepin County prosecutors charged Faris Hussien, 26, with three counts of first-degree assault, using deadly force against a peace officer.
Authorities say when three police officers went to Hussien’s home with a search warrant on Tuesday, he fired at the officers after they kicked in his door when he locked the door and would not come out.
One of the officers returned fire. No one was hurt, but one officer had five bullet holes in his clothing — four in his jacket and one in his pant leg. The officer was not wearing a bulletproof vest, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
Hussien is expected to make his first court appearance Friday. Online court records do not list a defense attorney who could comment on his behalf.