Police: Man armed with handgun killed by St. Paul officers

Published 2:24 pm Sunday, August 5, 2018

ST. PAUL — St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said he’ll work with investigators to release police body camera video “as soon as possible” following a fatal officer-involved shooting.

Police said officers shot an armed man while responding to a 911 call early Sunday about shots fired at a home.

Police said officers were dispatched around 2:30 a.m. after a male 911 caller reported that someone had fired multiple shots inside a residence. The caller then hung up.

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Police said responding officers encountered a man with a handgun, and two officers later discharged their weapons.

No details about the man or officers have been released. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.

Last week in neighboring Minneapolis, a local prosecutor said two officers were justified when they fatally shot a man who’d turned toward them with a loaded gun.