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1 dead in officer-involved shooting in Brooklyn Center

Police responded to a domestic disturbance call around 4:20 p.m. Saturday.

A domestic disturbance call in Brooklyn Center turned deadly Saturday afternoon when police opened fire during a struggle with the suspect. 

According to Brooklyn Center Police Department, the incident unfolded in the 5900 block of N. Halifax Ave. around 4:20 p.m., with officers arriving at the scene and getting into a struggle with the suspect.

The struggle led to police fatally shooting the suspect. 

One officer sustained an abrasion to an arm during the struggle. 

Authorities have not released the identity of the suspect killed in the shooting, but the Star Tribune reports, citing family and friends of the victim, that he was a 21-year-old man on the autism spectrum who had a hammer and knife and was in a dispute with his grandparents. 

KARE 11 has also reported that the victim was on the autism spectrum. 

Officers were wearing body cameras which were activated during the incident. The involved officers have been placed on standard administrative leave. 

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is now leading the investigation. 

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