The Gangster Disciples of Chicago have threatened to kill a Minneapolis or St. Police officer in retaliation for last week's fatal police shooting, the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press reported Wednesday.
St. Paul police fatally shot 41-year-old Victor T. Gaddy on Oct. 23, after Minneapolis Police asked St. Paul Police to stop his car as part of a narcotics investigation, according to the Star Tribune. Gaddy rammed into an unmarked police car, nearly pinning an officer between the cars, and backed into another police vehicle, according to the Star Tribune.
Officers then fired upon Gaddy, according to the Star Tribune. He died at the scene.
Gaddy was an alleged member of the Gangster Disciples and had been charged with first-degree murder of two members of the Mickey Cobra gang in 1997, according to the Pioneer Press. However, a Minneapolis court acquitted him of the murder, according to the Star Tribune.
St. Paul City Council Member Dan Bostrom said police are taking the threats seriously, according to both reports.