Man charged with shooting at officers trying to search home

Published 8:12 pm Thursday, January 9, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS — A man was charged Thursday with shooting at police officers trying to search his home in Dayton northwest of Minneapolis — a shooting that left bullet holes in one officer’s clothing.

Hennepin County prosecutors charged Faris Hussien, 26, with three counts of first-degree assault, using deadly force against a peace officer.

Authorities said when three police officers went to Hussien’s home with a search warrant on Tuesday, he fired at the officers after they kicked in his door when he locked the door and would not come out.

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One of the officers returned fire. No one was hurt, but one officer had five bullet holes in his clothing — four in his jacket and one in his pant leg. The officer was not wearing a bulletproof vest, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Hussien is expected to make his first court appearance Friday. Online court records do not list a defense attorney who could comment on his behalf.