Officer-involved shooting leaves a man dead in St. Paul’s Hamline-Midway neighborhood

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating after a Saint Paul police officer shot and killed a man in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood at about 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.

The incident occurred after a vehicle rear-ended a Saint Paul police squad that was stopped at the intersection of Thomas Avenue West and North Griggs Street. After the officer got out of his squad, the driver of the striking vehicle initiated a physical confrontation and a fight ensued.

During the course of the fight, the officer discharged his service weapon, striking the adult male who had confronted him. St. Paul Fire medics were immediately summoned, but their lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and the man died at the scene. The officer was not injured. 

The officer involved in this incident was wearing a body camera and it was activated. The BCA will review the video and any other evidence as part of its investigation. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to positively identify the person killed and determine an exact cause of death. That information, along with any other updates on this incident, will be released by the BCA in the coming days.

The officer will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure after an officer-involved shooting.

No further information about this case is currently available.