Authorities ID man killed by St. Paul police

Published 6:19 pm Friday, October 6, 2017

ST. PAUL — Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot by St. Paul police.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which has taken over the investigation, named him Friday as 28-year-old Phume Lee, of St. Paul. He died of multiple gunshot wounds.

The police department said earlier that the shooting took place about 6 p.m. Thursday in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood after a woman fled from a house, called 911 and told dispatchers the man had shot at her with five young children nearby.

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Sgt. Mike Ernster said that as the suspect fled the house, police pursued him and shots were fired during a confrontation. He says a gun was recovered at the scene. No officers were hurt.

Ernester said the officers involved were wearing body cameras that investigators will examine.