Brooklyn Park officer who shot Shoua Yang IDed; charges filed - KMSP-TV

Brooklyn Park police officer involved in shooting identified; charges filed

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The Brooklyn Park police officer who shot a 22-year-old man after being called to a disturbance at banquet hall on Saturday has been identified as Officer Jason Chadbourne.

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the shooting that took place at a Buasavanh, a restaurant and concert venue located at 7324 Lakeland Avenue North, on Jan. 25.

According to police, a large fight broke out and when police arrived at about 11:15 p.m., shots were fired and a man was struck and injured.

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office identified that man as Shoua Yang on Tuesday. He remains hospitalized at Hennepin County Medical Center as he receives treatment for his injuries; however, the extent of his injuries and current condition are not known.

Yang was charged with second-degree felony assault on Wednesday in Hennepin County. The penalties for conviction on that charge range from serving 1 year and 1 day to 7 years, and could also include fines of $4,200 to $14,000.

Chadbourne joined the Brooklyn Park Police Department in April 2013. He has been placed on leave following the incident, which is standard procedure.

The one-page criminal complaint filed on Wednesday explains that Chadbourne was the only person who pulled the trigger in the weekend shooting, and the document also accuses Yang of driving toward Chadbourne while trying to flee the parking lot.

Charging documents state that responding officers were told at least 10 men were involved in a fight and that some people had broken bottles in order to use them in the brawl. When police arrived, several men were seen running toward a blue car in the parking lot.

Chadbourne chased the men on foot and issued repeated commands for them to stop and talk to him, but none did. Instead, the men got into the vehicle.

The criminal complaint says officers and witnesses identified Yang as the driver who put the car in reverse. Police say the car accelerated quickly toward Chadbourne, who could have become pinned between Yang's car and the row of vehicles behind him.

Chadbourne fired multiple shots at the vehicle until it began to veer away from him; however, no further information was given other than to confirm Yang was struck.

No other injuries were reported.

Yang has been in police custody since the incident. While hospitalized, he was placed under arrest. Prior to the charges filed Wednesday, Yang's criminal history appears clean. 

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