Family members have identified the man killed by Minneapolis police on Wednesday night during an officer-involved shooting that followed an attempted traffic stop in south Minneapolis.
Dolal Bayle Idd, 23, of Eden Prairie, was identified by relatives when they arrived at the site of the shooting on E. 36th Street and Cedar Avenue South on Thursday morning.
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Paul Blume of Fox 9 posted a photo of Idd’s father holding a cell phone photo of his son.
Later on Thursday, the Hennepin County medical examiner officially identified Idd as the decedent and ruled the death a homicide by multiple gunshot wounds. The ME’s report noted that the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is continuing to investigate the incident.
The Minneapolis Police Department also released a 27-second clip of police body camera video from the incident on Thursday afternoon. Part of the confrontation can be seen in the video clip, which shows an officer approaching the vehicle with his gun drawn and shouting commands at the person in the vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle then proceeds to move back and forth, crashing into squads in an apparent attempt to escape.
At approximately 0:22 in the video, the driver appears boxed in by squads, and then what appears to be a smoke plume and other particles burst outward from the driver’s side window, indicating that the driver possibly shot through the window from inside the vehicle. An officer can then be heard swearing and then it appears that police fired several shots into the driver’s side of the vehicle.
In a press conference by Police Chief Medaria Arradondo on Wednesday evening, he stated that officers were fired upon first by the “felony suspect,” and the video appears to corroborate that statement.
Few other details have been released by authorities at this time as to why police were attempting to stop Idd in the vehicle and whether he had warrants or was wanted for some other reason.
A check of public information and court records indicates that Idd does have a criminal history including felony convictions for theft and narcotics in two separate cases in 2018 and 2019.
Idd was granted a stay-of-imposition in the felony theft case in Ramsey County by Judge Nicole J. Starr, which means the felony sentence was not imposed. Idd was instead sentenced to 78 days already served in jail and was placed on probation for a term of three years.
In the Hennepin County narcotics case, Idd originally avoided adjudication on the charge in March of 2018 through continuation in drug court. He was instead placed on probation and ordered to perform 13 days in the “Sentencing to Service” program, which is a structured work program that provides a sentencing alternative for low-risk adult and juvenile offenders. About a year later, in April 2019, Idd was convicted on the charge due to a probation violation. Despite the conviction, Idd was again granted a stay-of-imposition on the felony sentence by Judge Jeannice M. Reding. Idd was credited with 110 days already spent in jail and was continued on probation for two years.
The probation violation in that case appears to have been triggered by charges in another case where Idd was accused of firing a gun inside his mother’s Eden Prairie home. The incident occurred in July 2018, but Idd wasn’t charged until late October of that year, according to court records.
According to a contemporaneous report on the incident, Idd’s mother told police that he wasn’t allowed in the house because he “scares the children.” The report said that Idd was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit in a public place in Hennepin County and for gross misdemeanor attempted theft. The charges stated that Idd fired a gun in the basement of the home while two young children slept nearby. Idd fled the scene but was apprehended several hours later.
Idd eventually pleaded guilty to the gross misdemeanor weapons charge and was sentenced in April 2019 to 365 days in the workhouse. However, the sentence was again stayed by Judge Jeannice M. Reding, and Idd was ordered to perform three days in the Sentencing to Serve program in lieu of workhouse confinement.
Idd also has another 2019 gross misdemeanor conviction on financial card fraud in Ramsey County. Upon conviction he was credited with 90 days already served in jail and was placed on probation by Judge Kelly Olmstead.
Alpha News will continue to provide updates as information in the officer-involved shooting becomes available.
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