St. Paul police say man shot dead by officers was armed with a handgun

It happened in the Summit-University neighborhood early Sunday morning.
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Police say that the man shot dead by officers in the Summit-University Sunday morning was armed with a handgun.

In a news release just before 9 a.m., St. Paul PD says it was called to a residence in the 900 block of St. Anthony Avenue around 2:30 a.m. to a report someone had fired multiple shots inside.

When police arrived, they found a man with a handgun.

"At some point, two officers discharged their service weapons, striking the man," the police department said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by fire medics.

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Both officers involved in the shooting were wearing activated body cameras. Footage from this will be turned over to the BCA. 

They have been placed on standard administrative leave.

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A man has died after being shot by St. Paul police in the early hours of Sunday morning.

St. Paul Police Department said officers were involved in the shooting at 3 a.m. on the 900 block of St. Anthony Avenue, just north of I-94, between the Lexington and Dale exits.

No officers were injured in the incident, which is now being investigated by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, as is procedure in police shootings.

Details about the deceased have yet to been released, with St. Paul PD expected to say more later on Sunday.

According to the Washington Post's officer-involved shooting database, there have been 5 fatal shootings by police in Minnesota in 2018.

None of these have happened in St. Paul.

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