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BCA investigators say Duluth cop shot through door, striking man

The incident happened Saturday, Sept. 12 at an apartment in Duluth.
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A five-year veteran of the Duluth Police Department is on standard administrative leave after he shot through a door, striking a man in the shoulder while responding to a report of a domestic incident in downtown Duluth on Saturday, Sept. 12. 

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension identified the officer as Tyler Leibfried, who the BCA says fired a shot through a door to an apartment located at 105 W. 1st St. after dispatch received multiple 911 calls reporting a physical domestic incident. 

A 23-year-old man inside the apartment was struck in the shoulder. He was taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth where he was treated, then released into police custody. He was booked into the St. Louis County Jail on probable cause domestic assault but has since been released pending formal charges being filed. 

According to the BCA, Duluth PD officers "indicated they heard two gun shots and a witness reported hearing loud sounds from inside the apartment." Leibfried fired a shot into the door, with the bullet striking the 23-year-old. 

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Investigators determined that no gunshots were fired inside before Leibfried discharged his firearm, with the only weapon found inside the apartment being a hatchet that was located just inside the door. 

The victim of domestic assault had left the apartment before police arrived. The victim was not injured, the BCA said. 

Portions of the incident were captured on officer body cameras, which will be reviewed as part of the BCA's ongoing investigation.

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