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Man fatally shot by police near I-35W in Burnsville is identified

The suspect killed in the incident is from western Wisconsin.
Burnsville police shooting

A carjacking suspect who died in a shootout with police in Burnsville has been identified as a western Wisconsin man. 

According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, Bradley Michael Olsen, 30, of Dresser, Wisconsin, died Sunday at 3:33 p.m. at the Hennepin Healthcare emergency room in Minneapolis, where he was taken after being shot by police during an incident on County Road 13 near the ramps to I-35W.

Olsen died of gunshot wounds to the chest, the medical examiner ruled. 

Burnsville Police Department issued a release shortly after the shooting happened around 3 p.m. Sunday near County Road 13, saying officers encountered a suspect driving a vehicle with stolen plates. 

Olsen allegedly crashed the vehicle, with police learning a short time later that "the same male was involved in the carjacking of a female at gunpoint."

"Burnsville Police pursued the carjacked car and the suspect allegedly fired shots at pursuing officers before crashing the vehicle and continuing to fire at officers," the police department said. 

Multiple officers returned fire, fatally striking Olsen. 

All Burnsville officers wear body cameras, which was scheduled to be turned over to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is serving as the lead investigating agency. The BCA has not provided an update to the case. 

All officers involved in the shooting have been placed on standard administrative leave. 

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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