The murdered Minneapolis officer was from New Haven

Law enforcement officers salute the flag-draped remains of fallen Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell as he is escorted to a waiting medical examiner’s vehicle outside Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Thursday, May 30, 2024. Mitchell was killed earlier in the day while responding to shooting call. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The body of a Minneapolis police officer killed in the line of duty will arrive at Bradley International Airport on Wednesday before being buried in New Haven.

According to police, Officer Jamal Mitchell, a new Haven resident, was responding to a call about a double shooting when he was ambushed by a person he believed to be the victim. The killer and another person died. Four other people were injured, including another officer and a firefighter.

“I am angry and deeply hurt by such a senseless and brutal attack on Finest in Minneapolis,” Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara told officers, according to the Associated Press.

Mitchell, who was engaged and had four children, worked in the department for about 18 months.

Mitchell’s body will arrive at the airport at 5:30 p.m. From there, Connecticut State Police and New Haven Police will meet with his family and Minneapolis officers. They will be escorted to McClam Funeral Home in New Haven.

Viewing will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and the funeral will take place on June 17 at 11:00 a.m. Both events are open to the public and will be held at the Hillhouse High School Floyd Little Athletic Center.

He will be buried in Evergreen Cemetery.