2 Teens Arrested in Shooting of Delivery Driver
The Star Tribune reported that two teens were arrested Friday in relation to the shooting of a delivery truck driver Thursday in north Minneapolis.
The boys, 15 and 17, were arrested over the last two days. The 15-year-old boy was arrested in his home late Thursday night, while the 17-year-old boy was arrested at school Friday morning.
The 17-year-old boy has been arrested on 10 previous occassions, including two arrests for possession of a gun, police said.
Both boys are looking at up to 30 years in prison if convicted, said Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan.
The arrests bring to light a recent increase in juvenile crimes. WCCO reported that there has been eight juvenile arrests in the last week and a half.
"We have to look at what's going on in the community and ask parents and guardians to help keep guns out of the hands of kids," said Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan.
The DHL driver was heading to make a delivery around 2 p.m. on Thursday when he was shot in his van.
He drove to a nearby harware store where employees called 911. He was rushed to the North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
The driver is expected to live.