911 transcripts shows confusion by caller prior to officer-involved shooting

Eight MPD officers reportedly returned fire in Dec. 15 incident

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December 24, 2019 - 5:24 am

Transcipts from two 911 calls made before a fatal shooting by Minneapolis police on Dec. 15 show the caller struggling to describe what was happening.  

MP\D officers shot and killed Chiasher Vue early that morning outside of his home in north Minneapolis.

The transcripts of the first call and the second call to emergency dispatchers were posted Monday on the city's website.

          Operator: What’s the address of the emergency?

          Caller: Ah man ah, ah, it’s hard to explain man, you all need to get over here (inaudible—both talking).

The caller, who said he was inside a car, eventually told 911 operators that an intoxicated man was rampaging inside a house.

          Operator:  What's going on there?

          Caller: Gunshots in house, man.

          Operator: Is shooting?

          Caller: Yeah, he was carrying a knife.

          Operator: Did he shoot someone?

          Caller: No, he just open fire shots, man. I'm like scared now.

Records show the first call came in at 3:07 a.m. Dec. 15, and the transcript was 13 pages long.  The second call, made at 3:49 a.m., was much shorter, the transcript posted on one page

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is leading the investigation of the shooting by eight officers, who reportedly were returning fire from Vue.

The preliminary investigation revealed dozens of shots were fired by the MPD officers.

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Court filings indicate 11 spent rifle shell casings were recovered from the porch, hallway, and stairs of Vue's home in the 3100 block of N. Thomas Ave.

The records also show 54 cartridge casings matching weapons carried by police were also found at the scene.

Officers' body cameras were activated during the incident and the footage is not released to the public.

No one else was hurt in the shooting.

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