Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News)- A man armed with a gun was shot and killed by police in Minneapolis Wednesday night. 

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A news release issued Thursday morning by the Minneapolis Police Department says officers responded to a pair of separate but related reports regarding a man with a gun in south Minneapolis. 

The first call came in shortly after 9 p.m. and the second report was made about 16 minutes later. 

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One report indicated the man was talking to himself while holding a gun and another caller stated the man was waving a gun and the person reported feeling threatened, police say. 

Minneapolis Police Shoot & Kill Gunman Following Foot Pursuit, Confrontation

Responding officers, who the news release says were in full uniform and in a marked squad car, found the suspect. 

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A foot pursuit then ensued and the suspect refused to stop for the officers, who were identifying themselves and informing the suspect he was under arrest. 

The foot chase ended with a confrontation and officers saw the man holding a handgun. The officers gave what officials describe as “ multiple clear commands,” for the man to drop the gun. 

He refused and the officers used deadly force, the news release says. The officers then secured the handgun the suspect had, which was determined to have been jammed, and rendered aid to the shot individual. 

The suspect was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The name of the suspect and information regarding the officers involved have not been released. 

Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara said during a news conference early Thursday morning that preliminary information indicates the officers involved had no choice but to use deadly force.


The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension responded to the scene. The state agency is investigating the fatal officer-involved shooting.

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