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Bruce Gordon, Director of Communications
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Jill Oliveira  651-793-2726
jill.oliveira@state.mn.us
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2017
BCA Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Minneapolis

​ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating an officer involved shooting incident that happened late Saturday night in Minneapolis.

Two Minneapolis police officers responded to a 911 call of a possible assault just north of the 5100 block of Washburn Avenue South just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday. At one point an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on the deceased woman. The medical examiner will release the woman’s identity and the cause and manner of death once the autopsy is complete and family notifications have taken place.

The BCA’s investigation is in its very early stages. More information will be available once initial interviews with incident participants and any witnesses are complete. That work is underway, but will not be complete today.

The officers’ body cameras were not turned on at the time and the squad camera did not capture the incident. Investigators are attempting to determine whether any video of the incident exists.

When the investigation is complete, the BCA will turn its findings over to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office for review.

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