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Bruce Gordon, Director of Communications
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Jill Oliveira  651-793-2726
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2018
BCA Identifies Officers in Minneapolis Officer Involved Shooting

​ST. PAUL — Two Minneapolis police officers who discharged their weapons during an officer involved shooting incident last week in Minneapolis have been identified. Both officers have been with the department for 11 months and both are on standard administrative leave.

  • Officer Ryan Keyes
  • Officer Neal Walsh

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office on Sunday identified the deceased as Travis Matthew Jordan, 36, of 3731 Morgan Avenue North in Minneapolis. Jordan died of multiple gunshot wounds.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating the incident at the request of the Minneapolis Police Department.

The officers were dispatched to the home shortly before 2 p.m. on November 9 in response to a call about a suicidal man.

When officers arrived they tried to make contact with the man, now identified as Jordan, to check on his welfare. At one point Jordan emerged through the front door of the home. At one point the officers discharged their weapons, striking Jordan.

Officers provided medical aid at the scene. Jordan was transported by ambulance to North Memorial Medical Center where he later died.

BCA crime scene personnel recovered a large kitchen knife from the sidewalk where Jordan was shot. Body cameras captured video and audio of the incident.

The BCA continues to analyze and gather evidence and conduct interviews to determine the facts of the incident. When the investigation is complete, the BCA will turn its findings over without recommendation to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office for review.

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