Police have arrested a 47-year-old Texas man in connection to a shooting at Bloomington restaurant on Wednesday. Let’s see who is Aaron Le and about the suspect of the deadly Bloomington restaurant shooting in detail.
Who is Aaron Le?
Authorities apprehended a Texas man less than 12 hours after they say he shot and killed a customer and injured a waitress at a Bloomington restaurant. According to a news release from Bloomington police, Aaron Le, 47, was captured in Oklahoma at 12:30 a.m. Thursday with assistance from Kansas and Oklahoma authorities.
Police in Bloomington, Minnesota claim that, the Bloomington shooter fled away in an unregistered white Mercedes Sprinter van. No charges have been made public. It is unknown where Le is from in Texas.
“Our hearts go out to the victim and their family as this should be a time of celebration, but instead it’s a time of tremendous grief. We are grateful we are able to lock up the person responsible for their loss,” Hodges said in a news release on Thursday.
Bloomington shooting- Explained:
A suspect referred as “cold-blooded killer” was arrested. The shooter allegedly opened fire in a Minnesota restaurant, killing a regular patron, according to authorities.
The incident took place on Wednesday, November 23, at around 1 p.m. at Cô Tu’ Oriental Cuisine in Bloomington. The guy entered the restaurant near West 89th Street and Penn Avenue South.
The Gunman was noticed wearing a maroon sweatshirt and purple medical gloves, according to Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges. Additionally, WCCO said that he was sporting a “old guy” Halloween mask.
A group of four or five customers twice wrestled him out of the restaurant while he was holding a gun, according to Hodges. He came in the third time and started firing his gun.
The police chief reported that a 49-year-old guy who was a “regular patron” of the eatery passed away after being shot many times in the middle.
Hodges reported that a 25-year-old restaurant waitress was wounded in the leg and buttocks but only sustained non-life-threatening wounds.
As of Thursday, November 24, the suspect has not been apprehended after fleeing the scene of the crime.
What happened at Bloomington restaurant?
According to the police chief, the shooting marked Bloomington’s first homicide of 2022. Minneapolis is located around 10 miles south of Bloomington. Hodges was described by the police as “nothing but a cold-blooded killer”. The motive behind the shooting is not known yet. “Do us all a favour and just turn yourself in,” Hodges urged.
“In Bloomington, you don’t get to shoot people and think you’re going to enjoy the benefits of a free society, because our detectives are going to keep looking and eventually lock you up.”
Later, the suspect Aaron Le was arrested in Oklahoma near the Kansas border by the police authorities. The suspect is currently being held in the Kay County jail in Oklahoma. Police said they would release more information on Monday.
The police is still investigating into this matter. More information will be added soon.
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