Police officers cleared in fatal Burnsville shooting of armed man

Published 9:42 am Wednesday, June 22, 2016

BURNSVILLE — A grand jury in Dakota County has concluded a fatal shooting by police in Burnsville was justified.

According to a press release, 38-year-old Map Kong of Chaska was fatally shot in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant March 17. Authorities said Kong was armed with a knife and ignored repeated orders by police to drop his weapon. Officers twice used a stun gun on Kong, but it failed to stop him.

Police Chief Eric Gieseke said officers decided to shoot Kong when he ran toward traffic on Highway 13, still armed with his large dagger.

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Officers Taylor Jacobs, John Mott and Maksim Yakovlev fired their weapons. Kong died of multiple gunshot wounds.