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Minneapolis office shooting timeline and FAQs

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Minneapolis police have released a chronology of the events that led up to the workplace shooting at Accent Signage Systems on Thursday, Sept. 27 that left six people dead, including the gunman.

Police have also provided answers to some frequently asked questions about the shooting and the gunman.

ACCENT SIGNAGE SHOOTING CHRONOLOGY

1. Near the end of the workday, Andrew Engeldinger was asked to come to a meeting in the office of John Souter. Prior to going to Souter's office, Engeldinger left the building, went to his car, and then returned to meet with John Souter and Rami Cooks.

2. Engeldinger was informed that his employment was terminated and he was given his final paycheck.

3. Engeldinger pulled out a gun and a struggled ensued between the men over the gun.

4. Souter and Cooks were shot inside Souter's office.

5. Engeldinger dropped a partially loaded magazine during the struggle. He reloaded and stepped out of Souter's office.

6. Reuven Rahamin stepped out of his office which is adjacent to Souter's office.

7. Engeldinger shot Rahamin.

8. With the gun in his hand, Engeldinger walked east in the building away from the executive offices, through double doors and into the space for sale's staff cubicles and sign displays.

9. Engeldinger shot Jacob Beneke in the display area.

10. With the gun in his hand, Engeldinger walked east in the building through another set of double doors into the loading dock area.

11. In the loading dock area, Engeldinger shot Ron Edberg. He then turned a shot UPS driver Keith Basinski who was standing in his truck at the loading dock's edge.

12. Engeldinger walked east through large sliding doors from the loading dock into the production area.

13. Just on the other side of the doors, Engeldinger encountered two employees. He fired shots at them grazing one and hitting the other, Eric Rivers.

14. Engeldinger turned around and walked back the way he came toward the loading dock and the western portions of the building including the stairway to the basement.

15. Unwitnessed, Engeldinger walked downstairs into the basement where he took his own life. His body was located there by Minneapolis police officers. With him was the Glock 9mm handgun.

VICTIMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

1. John Souter was shot in his office in the northwest area of the building. He was transported to HCMC where he is being treated.

2. Rami Cooks was shot in Souter's office. He was transported to HCMC where he died.

3. Reuven Rahamin was shot outside the door to his office in the northwest area of the building. He died at the scene.

4. Jacob Beneke was shot in the sales/display are of the building. He died at the scene.

5. Ron Edberg was shot in the loading dock. He died at the scene.

6. Keith Basinski (UPS) was shot is the loading dock. He died at the scene.

7. Eric Rivers was shot in the production area at the eastern end of the building. He transported to HCMC where he is being treated.

8. BW was grazed by a bullet in the production area. He was transported to HCMC where he was treated for a graze wound and released.

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Had there been a history of threats by Andrew Engledinger in the workplace?

Minneapolis police have no information that Engeldinger threatened others at the business in the time leading up the shootings.

Did Engeldinger have prior contact with Minneapolis police?

The only prior contacts MPD had with Engeldinger were three property crimes cases between 2005 and 2011 in which Engeldinger was listed as the victim (damage to motor vehicle, auto theft and theft from auto).

What happened during the workday before the shooting?

Thursday, Sept. 27 was a normal workday in the hours leading up to the shooting. Engeldinger was at work in the business. The decision had been made by management that he would be terminated at the end of the day because of continued poor performance and lateness. At the conclusion of the workday, Engeldinger was asked to come to a meeting in the office of John Souter. Prior to going to Souter's office, Engeldinger left the building, went to his car, and then returned to meet with John Souter and Rami Cooks.

Was there a history of workplace conflict with Engeldinger?

During the course of his employment, managers had counseled Engeldinger about his performance and lateness. The week prior to the shooting, Engeldinger had been reprimanded in writing. He was told at that time that his performance must improve immediately or he would be terminated.

What kind of gun was Engeldinger armed with?

Engeldinger was armed with a Glock 9mm. He carried two magazines which were not extended. There were also loose rounds of ammunition recovered indicating that Engeldinger carried some additional rounds with him beyond what was loaded into the magazines.

Were any guns found in the search at Engeldinger's home?

Another (loaded) Glock 9mm handgun was recovered from the home. In addition, there were spare Glock magazines, several boxes of ammunition, an ankle holster, two gun cases, targets, gun cleaning supplies, permit-to-carry application materials, certification of completion for concealed carry training and empty shipping boxes that could have delivered approximately 10,000 rounds of ammunition.

Were the guns purchased legally?

Yes.

Did Engeldinger practice shooting?

Engeldinger was reported to have practiced at the Burnsville Rifle & Pistol Range.

Did Engeldinger have a permit to carry?

The law does not allow for the release of information concerning whether or not a person has a permit to carry.

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