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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2019
Woodbury Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Update

​ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the Woodbury Public Safety officers who fired their weapons during an officer involved shooting incident on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Both are on standard administrative leave.

  • Officer Brian Cline fired his gun during the incident. Officer Cline has been in law enforcement for 17 years.
  • Officer Brett Roddy used a less lethal munitions gun to fire beanbag rounds. Officer Roddy has been in law enforcement for 11 years.

The BCA is protecting the identity of the male subject under Minnesota Statutes 13.82, subd. 17(f).

Woodbury police officers at approximately 11:40 a.m. Sunday responded to the 7000 block of Highpoint Road in response to a 911 call from a suicidal/homicidal person.
According to the BCA’s preliminary investigation, when officers arrived, the subject exited the residence. At one point during the confrontation that followed Officer Roddy fired the beanbag rounds. A short time later, Officer Cline fired his gun, striking the subject.

The officers provided medical aid to the subject, who was then taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured during the incident.

The Woodbury Public Safety released information about the incident on July 14.

Cottage Grove and Oakdale police departments and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office provided assistance at the scene.

The BCA investigation of the incident is active and ongoing. When the investigation is complete, the BCA will present its findings without recommendation to the Washington County Attorney’s Office for review.

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