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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 05, 2019
Officers Identified in Brooklyn Center Officer Involved Shooting

​ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified three officers who discharged their weapons during an officer involved shooting incident on Saturday in Brooklyn Center. All are on standard administrative leave.

  • Officer Brandon Akers has been with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for eight years. Officer Akers discharged his Taser and his firearm.
  • Officer Steven Holt has been with the department for five years. Officer Holt discharged his Taser.
  • Officer Cody Turner has been with the department for 10 years. Officer Turner discharged his Taser and his firearm.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the man who died during the incident as Kobe Edgar Dimock-Heisler, 21, of 5918 Halifax Ave. N. in Brooklyn Center. Mr. Dimock-Heisler died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Brooklyn Center police officers responded to the home on Halifax Ave. N. on August 31, 2019, at 4:18 p.m. following a 911 call from a family member about a domestic incident involving a man armed with a hammer and a knife.

After the officers arrived and began investigating the alleged domestic incident they attempted to physically control Mr. Dimock-Heisler, who was the subject of the call. At one point during the encounter, officers Akers, Holt and Turner deployed their Tasers, striking Dimock-Heisler. The Tasers were ineffective, and shortly afterward, Dimock-Heisler produced a knife. At one point, officers Akers and Turner discharged their firearms, striking Dimock-Heisler. Officers provided medical aid but Dimock-Heisler was pronounced deceased at the scene.

BCA crime scene personnel recovered a knife from near Mr. Dimock-Heisler’s body. All four officers inside the home were wearing body cameras, which captured video of the incident. No one was injured as a result of the alleged domestic incident.

Law enforcement from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the Brooklyn Park, Crystal and Maple Grove police departments responded after the incident to provide assistance at the scene.

The BCA investigation into the incident is ongoing. Once the investigation is complete, the BCA will present its findings without recommendation to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office for review.

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