Bloomington Restaurant Shooting Suspect Arrested in Oklahoma
Bloomington, MN (KROC-AM News) - Police in Bloomington are reporting the arrest of a suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in the Twin Cities suburb on Wednesday.
A news release says investigators developed a number of leads that led to the identification of the gunman as a 47-year-old Texas man. Information obtained by investigators led them to believe Aaron Le fled the scene in a white Mercedes Sprinter van without license plates.
Bloomington Police say Le was located in Oklahoma and was apprehended around 12:30 AM Thursday. He was driving the Sprinter van when Oklahoma authorities took him into custody.
"Our hearts go out to the victim and their families as this should be a time of celebration for them but instead it's a time of tremendous grief. We are grateful that we were able to lock up the person responsible for their loss," said Bloomington Police Booker Chief Hodges.
Le is suspected of opening fire inside a restaurant around 1 PM Wednesday. A 49-year-old customer was killed and an employee of the business suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.