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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 04, 2021
Update on BCA Investigation of Officer Involved Shooting in Minneapolis

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the three Minneapolis police officers who discharged their weapons during an officer involved shooting incident that occurred on Wednesday, December 30, in Minneapolis. All are on standard administrative leave.

  • Officer Paul Huynh has been with the Minneapolis Police Department for six years.
  • Sergeant Darcy Klund has been with the department for 33 years.
  • Officer Jason Schmitt has been with the department for 23 years.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man who died during the incident as Dolal Bayle Idd, 23, of Eden Prairie. Mr. Idd died of multiple gunshot wounds. A female passenger inside the vehicle was not injured. No officers were injured.

Video of the incident was captured on body cameras and dash cameras. The Minneapolis Police Department released body camera video of the incident last week.

After receiving information from an informant, Minneapolis police officers were attempting to purchase a gun from Mr. Idd at a gas station at 3550 Cedar Ave. S. in Minneapolis around 6:15 p.m. on December 30 as part of a weapons investigation. Based on the BCA’s preliminary investigation, when officers surrounded Mr. Idd’s vehicle to arrest him, Mr. Idd struck several police vehicles with his own vehicle, then fired his weapon at officers. The three officers returned fire, fatally striking Mr. Idd. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

BCA crime scene personnel recovered a handgun and a MAC-10 assault-style handgun from the vehicle.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has asked that the Dakota County Attorney’s Office review the case. Once the investigation is complete, the BCA will present its findings without recommendation to the Dakota County Attorney's Office for review.

Search warrant executed as part of weapons investigation

The BCA executed a search warrant at Mr. Idd’s residence in connection with this case to look for weapons. The search warrant contains further detail. The sheriff’s office released body camera video of the search on Saturday, Jan. 2. No weapons were recovered from the home.

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