BCA Investigating Officer Involved Shooting that Occurred in Minneapolis

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Minnesota Department of Public Safety news release

Bruce  Gordon


June 4, 2021


BCA Investigating Officer Involved Shooting that
Occurred in Minneapolis

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating an officer involved shooting incident that occurred on Thursday, June 3, on the top level of a parking ramp at 1405 W. Lake Street in the Uptown area of Minneapolis.

Law enforcement serving on the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were alerted to the whereabouts of man who had a warrant for a felony firearms violation. They made contact with him in an attempt to take him into custody.

According to the preliminary investigation, at one point a Hennepin County sheriff’s deputy and a Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy serving on the task force discharged their weapons, striking the man. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Evidence at the scene indicates that the man fired his weapon from inside the vehicle. BCA crime scene personnel recovered a handgun as well as spent cartridge cases from inside the driver’s compartment.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the man once the preliminary autopsy, formal identification and family notifications have taken place.

A 27-year-old female passenger in the vehicle was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of glass injuries sustained during the incident and released.

The BCA is in the very early stages of its investigation. The BCA will provide additional information as the investigation progresses.

The U.S Marshal Service currently does not allow the use of body cameras for officers serving on its North Star Fugitive Task Force. There is no squad camera footage of the incident.

Once the investigation is complete, the BCA will provide its findings without recommendation to the appropriate prosecutor for review.