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A man in his 20s is dead after being shot by Minneapolis police following nearly six hours of attempted negotiations at an apartment building Thursday morning. 

The deadly police shooting happened after a mother who lives on the third floor of the apartment building on the 900 block of 21st Ave. S. called 911 around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after bullets blasted through the walls of her apartment. 

Police arrived to the third floor and heard more shots, in addition to witnessing "debris exploding from walls" as more shots were fired," according to department spokesperson Garrett Partens. 

The woman and her two young children were escorted out of the building, while others considered in harms way were also evacuated. No residents were injured. 

That led to about six hours of attempted negotiations, with Partens claiming negotiators called the man on his phone and instructed him "numerous" times over a loudspeaker to come out with his hands up. 

The man's parents were also at the scene, with Partens saying his parents left voice messages and video messages to their son in apparent attempts to resolve the situation.  

Around 4:30 a.m., police shot the man, who later died at Hennepin County Medical Center.

There is no information at this time detailing how many officers fired, and what prompted them to do so.

According to police, the man lived in the neighboring apartment to the woman and two children. Their relationship beyond that is unclear. 

This is a developing story. 

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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