Minneapolis, Minnesota (MSP / Press Release) — On July 31, 2023, shortly before 2:00 a.m., a driver, identified as 33-year-old Ricky Cobb II, was stopped on Interstate 94 because the taillights on the Ford Fusion he was driving were out. After Cobb stopped, Minnesota State Patrol troopers learned Cobb was wanted for a “pick-up and hold” over a felony incident out of Ramsey County. When troopers opened his doors and attempted to pull him out, Cobb began driving with two troopers still hanging out the sides of the car, body and dash camera footage shows. A trooper then shot him as he drove away. Cobb traveled a brief distance down I-94 as the troopers chased after him. They eventually surrounded the Cobb’s vehicle, removed him, and began lifesaving measures. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner responded and Cobb was pronounced dead at 2:35 a.m. The agency edited the video to blur out Cobb’s face. They did not release the names of the troopers involved, and say they have been placed on administrative leave.
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