BCA investigating officer involved shooting in north Minneapolis

Body camera footage under review

Mark Freie
August 02, 2019 - 1:50 pm

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A man is dead following an officer involved shooting Friday morning in north Minneapolis.

Police responded to a pair of Shot Spotter notifications around 3:50 a.m. in the 2400 block of Emerson Avenue north. The two officers on-scene found a woman lying in the roadway suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

The two officers were then involved in a confrontation with a male subject in which both officers and the subject fired weapons, according to police. The officers shot the man and he died at the scene.

The woman is she recovering from her injuries at North Memorial Hospital.

Neither officer was hurt in the confrontation, and both their body cameras were activated. They are now on standard administrative leave.

Names of those involved haven't been released.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is handling the investigation. Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey addressed the shooting Friday afternoon.

"We will be pressing the BCA to move its investigation as quickly as possible and to release information to the public as quickly as possible," Frey said.

Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo said there were children at the scene, but they were unharmed.

"This is a call that as a chief you never want to receive," Arradondo said. "This is a tragedy on so many levels and many lives are impacted."

Frey stated his office will work with the BCA to ensure a transparent process and to release evidence as long as it doesn't interfere with the investigation. 

Still, the shooting remains a tragedy in the north Minneapolis community..

"My message to the community is 'I'm with you'," Frey said. "These incidents don't happen in isolation. This needs to be considered in a greater context in a totality where we have a lot of community members that are suffering and experiencing a whole lot of trauma. That needs to be recognized and it needs to be acknowledged by our elected officials, our cities as an enterprise as whole, because it's definitely felt by the community."

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