New details revealed in murder of 36-year-old MPD officer Jamal Mitchell 

Officer Mitchell arrived on scene solo, according to sources, who confirmed he was working his mandated overtime shift on Thursday.

Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell
The fallen officer has been identified as Jamal Mitchell, who had only been with the department for about a year-and-a-half. (Minneapolis Police Department)

Sources have told Alpha News/Crime Watch Minneapolis that Mustafa Ahmed Mohamed is the man who pulled the trigger in Thursday’s fatal shooting of Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell.

A civilian was also killed in the shooting and another Minneapolis police officer was injured along with two other people. Mohamed, 35, was killed.

According to dispatch audio from the time of the incident, officers were first dispatched around 5:20 p.m. to the 2200 block of Blaisdell Avenue South in the Whittier neighborhood on a report of a shooting.

As officers arrived, one aired that they were being fired upon. A dispatcher also aired that firefighters may have taken gunfire upon arrival and that there was an active shooter. During the chaotic dispatches, an officer was reported to be down, and there were reports of several other possible victims.

An apartment building at the scene of the mass shooting was at one point cleared of all residents, according to Crime Watch.

Now, sources tell Alpha News that Mohamed went to that south Minneapolis apartment to shoot two people who were known to him. One of those individuals died and has since been identified by the Hennepin County medical examiner as Osman Said Jimale, 32.

Mohamed then fled from the scene by trying to take someone’s moped at gunpoint, according to the sources. A motorist saw this all happening, and he ran into Mohamed to stop him from fleeing, the sources said.

Officer Jamal Mitchell then arrived on scene solo, according to the sources, who confirmed he was working his mandated overtime shift on Thursday. Minneapolis officers are mandated overtime each month due to short staffing.

Sources say Mitchell believed Mohamed was a victim in the shooting and needed aid. That’s when witnesses say Mohamed started shooting at Officer Mitchell.

“I knew Jamal. I had the distinct honor of swearing in Jamal as a Minneapolis police officer. Shortly after hitting the street, I commended and honored him for running into a burning house in the 5th Precinct to rescue an elderly couple. He loved the job, he loved the MPD, and he was faithful to the oath he swore unto his death,” Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara said.

“Jamal was engaged to be married. Jamal died a hero, and like police officers in Minneapolis standing behind me here and everywhere, he was one of the few who have the courage to stand up and answer the call every single day.  He died doing what we asked him to do for the rest of us.”

A fundraiser has been launched to help support Jamal Mitchell’s family.


Liz Collin

Liz Collin has been a truth-teller for 20 years as a multi-Emmy-Award-winning reporter and anchor. Liz is a Worthington, Minnesota native who lives in the suburbs with her husband, son and loyal lab.