"Deemed a public safety threat, the animal was shot four times over the course of 30 to 45 minutes as Minneapolis police tried to put it down. The first two times it was shot, it would pop up and move around, police and witnesses said. The third shot knocked it down and the fourth shot killed it.
It took longer than expected because the officers had to wait for the deer to settle down before they could safely take another shot, explained a Minneapolis police spokeswoman.
“You just can’t start using a rifle in city limits and pow pow pow. You have to be careful on city surroundings,” said spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington."