Shannon Cortez Gooden’s Criminal History Revealed in the Tragic Murder-Suicide of Two Police Officers and a Firefighter

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – A 38-year-old man, Shannon Cortez Gooden, was identified as the suspect in the fatal shooting of two police officers and a Fire Department medic before taking his own life in Burnsville. Gooden has a history of violent outbursts and a serious criminal conviction, according to sources briefed about the investigation. Gooden was convicted of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in 2007 after brandishing a knife and throwing rocks at his victim …

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