At 7:19 p.m., Saint Paul police officers were called to a home on the 1100 block of Rose Avenue East for a report of a suicide in progress. When officers arrived, a person in the home yelled for them to come inside and they were directed to a room at the back of the home. Officers were speaking to an adult woman and trying to determine how to help her, when the woman produced a handgun and pointed it at officers. Officers fired their duty weapons, striking the woman.

Officers quickly provided first aid to the woman and called for Saint Paul Fire medics to respond. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene. 

Due to the nature of this incident, we requested the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to handle the investigation. All officers involved in this incident were wearing body cameras that were activated. The BCA will review the video and other evidence as part of its investigation. 

The officers will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure after an officer-involved shooting. No further information about this case is currently available. Future questions about the investigation should be directed to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. 


Last Edited: May 7, 2024