Richfield native the man who killed five people and wounded three others in a shooting at a Minneapolis business last week, was arrested in 1997 after fleeing police and crashing his car. Police originally reported that Engeldinger had no prior record.
According to an MPR article, was driving with an expired vehicle registration in Bloomington on Jan. 21, 1997 when a police officer in a squad car motioned for him to pull over. Engeldinger proceeded to accelerated between 90 and 100 mph and ran a red light before crashing into a fence by Highway 62.
"I didn't think you guys could leave your city," the incident report quoted Engeldinger as saying. "I figured if I made it to Richfield I was okay. But when you kept going, I knew I was in trouble."
Engeldinger, who was 20 at the time, was charged with fleeing a police officer and reckless driving. After pleading guilty to reckless driving, the other charge was dropped, according to the MPR article.
Other related articles:
- Ellison: 'Now Is A Time For Minneapolis Metro Area To Come Together'
- UPDATED: Man Responsible For Minneapolis Workplace Shooting Was Richfield Native
- UPDATED: The Victims Of The Minneapolis Workplace Shooting
- Accent Signage Releases Statement On Thursday's Deadly Incident
- UPDATED: Memorial Service Times For Victims of Minneapolis Workplace Shooting
- Police Release Detailed Timeline for Minneapolis Workplace Shooting