Thursday, March 6, 2014
(Minneapolis, MN) -- D-N-A matching that of a man shot and killed by Minneapolis Police has been "forensically-tied" to a stolen gun. Police say the 9 millimeter gun was taken from a Minneapolis home in May of 2013. The day after the gun was reported stolen, 22-year-old burglary suspect Terrance Franklin was shot and killed by police in the basement of an Uptown home after Franklin allegedly grabbed one of the officer's guns and began shooting at them. Five months later, the stolen gun was discovered in a sock found under a back porch near the home where Franklin had been killed. Officials have determined the sock contains a D-N-A match to Franklin. In September, police were cleared by a Hennepin County grand jury of any wrongdoing in Franklin's death.