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Man fatally shot by police in Olivia identified; no bodycam footage

The officer who shot him has also been identified.

The man fatally shot by police in Olivia, Minnesota on Sunday, July 4, has been identified along with the officer who shot him.

Ricardo Torres, Jr., 32, of Olivia, died from multiple gunshot wounds following the encounter with police, with the officer who shot him identified as Olivia PD Officer Aaron Clouse, an 11-year veteran with the force who has been placed on standard administrative leave.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting, which it says happened in an alley behind 821 East Lincoln Avenue in Olivia at around 2:20 a.m. 

There is no bodycam footage of the shooting as Olivia PD doesn't use them, and there is also no dash camera or "other known video of the incident."

In its initial statement, Olivia PD claimed that its officer opened fire after he was "confronted by an armed individual."

In its update, the Minnesota BCA says a shotgun was recovered from near where Torres was shot, but has not confirmed if the gun belonged to Torres.

Torres' girlfriend Natasha Lindner told FOX 9 she had been with him for four years and he was the father of their 9-month-old son, and said she was trying to make sense of how her partner was shot dead.

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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