Mankato Police: Suspect in Friday’s shooting arrested

Mankato Public Safety had asked for information about the whereabouts of 30-year-old Bashir Mohamed
Mankato Public Safety asks for information about the whereabouts of 30-year-old Bashir Mohamed. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 11:34 AM CDT
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Mankato police say the person they were looking for related to Friday’s shooting has been arrested.

The city says no other information is available and charges are pending.

ORIGINAL STORY: Mankato Public Safety asks for information about the whereabouts of 30-year-old Bashir Mohamed.

He is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.

Police say the shooting victim and Mohamed are known to each other.

Mohamed is 6-feet, 2-inches tall, weighs160 pounds. He was last seen on Echo street. Mankato Police say he is connected to a 2010 gray Honda Accord with Minnesota license plate WV2568.

Anyone who sees Mohamed or someone matching the description, or has any information is asked to call 9-1-1 or 507-387-8725.

Around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Mankato Public Safety responded to an incident involving a person who was shot by an known individual to the victim inside Mankato Towers Apartments.

Law enforcement alerted residents to stay away from Echo Street and a shelter-in-place alert was issued for the neighborhood- not the city of Mankato in its entirety.

Surrounding roads near Echo street were also blocked off.

According to police, the victim of the shooting was taken to a hospital and treated for a non-life threatening injury.

Deputy Director Matt DuRose says police searched the area as thoroughly as possible in an effort to locate the shooting suspect, 30-year-old Bashir Mohamed.

Several surrounding entities were in lockdown during the police search, including Bethany Lutheran College and the Mayo Clinic Health System hospital.

Around 12:20 p.m., police started clearing the scene.

DuRose says Mohamed must have fled the building prior to police arrival.

A shelter-in-place alert was issued by Mankato Public Safety before 9:30 a.m. Friday.

According to a statement issued to students, staff and faculty of Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato Public Safety was responding to an incident involving a person who was shot by an individual known to the injured person at Mankato Towers Apartments.

The statement goes on to say Public Safety is assuming the individual who fired the shot was hiding in the Mankato Towers Apartments.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were on-scene until the area was cleared by 1:05 p.m.

Mankato Public Safety tells KEYC News Now that more information will be released Friday afternoon.

Following the alert Friday morning, several entities in the surrounding area went into lockdown procedure .

Bethany Lutheran College activated lockdown procedure around 9:30 a.m. out of precaution, a process that was not required per school officials.

Mayo Clinic Health System - Mankato entered lockdown procedure while still allowing patients to enter the facility with an “enhanced screening process.”

Mankato Clinic - Main St. campus also initiated lockdown protocols.

MCHS - Mankato has since lifted its lockdown and is resuming normal operations immediately.

Mankato Area Public Schools superintendent Dr. Paul Peterson issued a statement to parents during the law enforcement situation, saying there was no immediate danger to students, staff or faculty.

They are also coordinating with Mankato Public Safety, adding that if any adjustments are made. Parents will be notified directly by their student’s school principal.

KEYC News Now will stay updated as more information becomes available.