Police say one dead after firing at officers in north Minneapolis

MPD was called to a domestic disturbance, shot reportedly heard inside home

WCCO Radio Newsroom
December 15, 2019 - 7:18 am

One is dead following an officer-involved shooting in north Minneapolis early Sunday morning.  

The MPD's John Elder said police returned fire early this morning during the confrontation at a home on the 3100 block of Thomas Avenue.

"The suspect agreed to come out, the suspect came out, subsequently fired at officers," Elder said. "Officers returned fire, striking the subject."

The man died after he was taken to North Memorial Hospital.

His name is not released.

It's not known how many officers fired their weapons, or how many times the man was hit.

The MPD says body worn cameras were on and activated by the officers during the incident.

The shooting reportedly happened after police responded to a domestic disturbance call from the home around 3:09 a.m. Sunday, and witnesses told police they heard a gunshot inside the home and people were running from the building.  

The suspect later died at the hospital and no one else was hurt.

"We are saddened by it," said Elder, who said in the past the number of domestic incidents increase during the holidays, when people are together more often.

As is standard procedure, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is leading the investigation.


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