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Bruce Gordon, Director of Communications
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2018
BCA Investigating Minneapolis Officer Involved Shooting

​ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating an officer involved shooting incident that happened yesterday in Minneapolis. The BCA is conducting the investigation at the request of the Minneapolis Police Department.

Minneapolis police officers on Saturday, June 23, just before 5:30 p.m. responded to at least one 911 call about a man in the area of 46th Avenue N. and Lyndale Avenue N. in Minneapolis firing a handgun.

Officers encountered the adult male subject sitting with a woman on the curb near the intersection of 48th Avenue N. and N. Camden Avenue. As the officers exited their squad, the subject fled on foot, carrying a black and silver gun. The officers pursued the subject on foot for several blocks. At one point during the encounter, the officers fired their weapons, striking the man. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Body cameras worn by the officers recorded the shooting incident. Squad cameras did not capture the shooting.

The BCA is in the process of determining the facts of the incident. BCA crime scene personnel recovered a black and silver handgun from the scene of the shooting. BCA agents are conducting interviews with witnesses and incident participants. The BCA will release additional details, including the names of the officers who discharged their weapons, once both of the officers have provided interviews. Both officers are on standard administrative leave.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the identity of the deceased man as well as a cause and manner of death once an autopsy is completed and all family notifications have taken place.

The BCA’s investigation into the officer involved shooting is ongoing. The BCA will conduct a thorough investigation and gather all of the evidence and then turn its findings over without recommendation to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office for review.

BCA Investigations of Officer Involved Incidents

BCA agents conduct thorough, independent investigations of conflict incidents, including officer involved shootings, at the request of the local agency. The BCA conducts these investigations, at the request of local law enforcement agencies, if the case(s) meet the criteria necessary to require an outside, independent review under the state’s standard protocols.

Like other BCA investigations, an investigation into an officer involved incident will take as long as is needed to get a complete understanding of the events that transpired. These investigations can include:

  • Processing scenes.
  • Interviewing witnesses, including officers.
  • Collecting and analyzing evidence.

Once all the information is gathered, the BCA completes a report on all of the facts in the case. The BCA then turns its findings over to a county attorney for a complete review and possible charges.

Under Minnesota law, the BCA is not allowed to discuss active investigations. Once the investigation is inactive, most data is public. (See Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82 subd. 7 for more information).

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