Man shot by police charged in prior shooting

Published 10:07 pm Wednesday, December 20, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — A man who was shot by Minneapolis police after he began harming himself in an interrogation room has been charged in the case he was questioned about.

Marcus Fischer, 18, is charged with assault and aggravated robbery in a Dec. 13 shooting that happened during a purported gun sale. Prosecutors said Fischer was examining a handgun when he pulled out another gun and shot the seller.

Prosecutors said that during questioning Monday, Fischer denied shooting the victim but admitted he helped facilitate the meeting and helped someone else rob the gun seller.

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After Monday’s interview, police said Fischer started hurting himself with an “edged weapon. Officers shot him after efforts to subdue him failed. That investigation is ongoing.

It’s not clear if Fischer has an attorney. He’s hospitalized under police guard.