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Identities released in officer-involved shootings in Shakopee, Minneapolis

Authorities say both men who were shot had been armed

November 10, 2018 - 7:50 am

Shakopee police say an officer shot and killed a man who brandished a handgun toward them during a fire alarm call Friday night.

It was the second fatal officer-involved shooting in the Twin Cities in Friday.  Earlier in the day, Minneapolis police say officers shot and killed a suicidal man on the north side of town.

Officers approached the home on the 800 block of Apgar Street in Shakopee when they were met 61-year-old James Hanchett, who they say was pointing a gun.  

In a statement posted on Twitter, Shakopee police say the man raised the gun at the primary officer, identified as Thorton Carlson, who feared for his life and fired his weapon.

The man later died at a hospital.

Carlson is a 12-year veteran of the Shakopee police department.

The officers were wearing body cameras that were operating at the time of the shooting.

The Minnesota BCA is investigating.

In Minneapolis, officers responded to a home on the 3700 block of Morgan Avenue North on a report of a suicidal male.

Police spokesman John Elder says the man, identified as 36-year-old Travis Jordan, brandished a weapon and officers opened fire. He was taken to north Memorial Medical Center where he died.

"This is a very traumatic incident for everyone involved," Elder said. "Whether it be the invidual who was having a mental crisis, whether these are the officers involved in the incident, or the paramedics that are responding to the scene."

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting, the officers involved are on paid leave.