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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 02, 2021
Officers Identified in Officer Involved Shooting in Mounds View

​ST. PAUL — The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the officers who discharged their weapons during an officer involved shooting incident on Nov. 28 in Mounds View. Both are on standard administrative leave.

  • Mounds View Police Department Sergeant Michael Hanson has been in law enforcement for six years.

  • New Brighton Pol​ice Department Officer John Thomas has been in law enforcement for two years.

The man who died during the incident was identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner earlier today as Noah Douglas Kelley, 21, of St. Paul. Mr. Kelley died of homicide due to multiple gunshot wounds.

The Mounds View Police Department released additional information about the incident on Nov. 28.

Body cameras were operating at the time of the incident. ​Portions of the incident were captured on body worn cameras and squad cameras.

The BCA’s investigation of the officer involved shooting is ongoing. When the investigation is complete, the BCA will provide its findings without recommendation to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office for review.​

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