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Armed suspect shot dead by police in Eagan after negotiation

The incident began with a domestic assault call around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is leading an investigation after a fatal police shooting overnight in Eagan. 

According to Eagan Police Department, officers responded to a domestic assault with a firearm call around 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, and upon arrival to the scene found a male suspect with a gun. 

The suspect fled on foot before police tracked him down a short time later, leading to a negotiating in the 1900 block of Seneca Road that lasted hours. 

At some point during the negotiation, shots were fired and the suspect was hit. No officers were injured and it's unclear if both the suspect and law enforcement fired. Lifesaving efforts were attempted but the man was pronounced dead after being transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. 

The suspect has not been identified, but Eagan Police Chief Roger New announced in a press conference that the man is believed to be in his 20s. 

"Any time there’s a loss of life it’s a tragic event," said Chief New. "My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was impacted by this incident, the family members, my officers, and community members."

In addition to Eagan PD, five other agencies assisted in the incident, including police from Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville and Edina, and the Minnesota State Patrol. 

All officers involved in the shooting have been placed on standard paid administrative leave. 

It's not yet clear if body cameras and squad cameras captured the shooting. 

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