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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 06, 2021
Deputy, Injured Man Identified in Officer Involved Shooting in Blaine

​​ST. PAUL -- The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the man who was injured during an officer involved shooting incident late Monday, October 4, in Blaine. Randall William Reeve, 62, of Blaine, continues to be treated for his injuries at Hennepin County Medical Center. 

Mr. Reeve was charged via complaint today in Anoka County District Court with several charges related to the incident. 

The deputy who discharged his firearm during the incident is also identified. Deputy Jeffrey Barrett has been with the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office for six years. He remains on standard administrative leave.

Portions of the incident were captured on body cameras and dash cameras. BCA crime scene personnel recovered multiple long guns at the scene.

The BCA is investigating the officer’s use of force. Once its investigation is complete the BCA will provide its findings without recommendation to the Anoka County Attorney’s Office for review.

The Blaine Police Department is investigating Mr. Reeve’s actions during the incident.

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