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BCA: 9 officers fired weapon during fatal shooting of Minneapolis man

The 52-year-old victim opened fire first, a preliminary investigation has found.

Nine police officers who fired weapons during the fatal confrontation with a man in north Minneapolis on Sunday have been identified.

The officers have all been placed on standard administrative leave following the shooting of Chiasher Fong Vue, 52, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says that Vue began shooting at police with a rifle, after officers had been called to the home on Thomas Avenue North to a report of Vue carrying a knife and shooting a gun inside.

Officers returned fire, striking Vue, who later died at North Memorial Medical Center.

The officers have been identified as follows (all are serving with Minneapolis PD).

  • Sergeant Troy Carlson, a 15-year veteran.
  • Officer Donnell Crayton, an 11-year veteran.
  • Officer Daniel Ledman, a 13-year veteran.
  • Officer Kyle Pond, a 6-year veteran.
  • Officer Andrew Reed, a 5-year veteran. He fired "less lethal" rounds.
  • Officer Travis Williams, a 13-year veteran.
  • Officer Jason Wolff, a 6-year veteran.
  • Officer Aaron Womble, a 5-year veteran.
  • Officer Toua Yang, a 6-year veteran.

The BCA says that several of Vue's family members escaped the home unharmed, while another inside the house was unharmed but received medical treatment for an unrelated condition.

Police had been negotiating with Vue via a Hmong interpreter. He briefly appeared at the front door before going back inside and returning with the rifle.

The BCA says parts of the incident were captured on officer body cameras.

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