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Police confirm deadly officer-involved shooting in North Minneapolis

It happened near the 4700 block of Bryant Avenue North.

UPDATE 9:15 P.M. 

The man shot and killed by police has been identified by family members as Thurman Blevins, 30, of Minneapolis, according to ACLU of Minnesota

Police say Blevins was armed when he was shot by police on Saturday evening, although it's unclear if he was running away or posed a threat when the fatal shots were fired.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey released the following statement on the matter. 

“This afternoon there was an officer-involved shooting, during which a man was killed. The officers arrived on the scene in response to two 9-1-1 calls indicating that a man was firing a silver 9 millimeter handgun. The victim was armed. The case has been referred to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) for investigation.

“At this time, I am working with Chief Arradondo to gather more information. I can confirm that the involved officers’ body cameras were on and activated. No matter what transpired before the shooting – the outcome is a tragedy.” 

Original story

An officer-involved shooting has left one person dead in North Minneapolis Saturday evening. 

Minneapolis police confirmed the deadly encounter during a media briefing just after 7 p.m., saying they received multiple 911 calls about a man firing a handgun into the air near the 4700 block of Bryant Avenue North. 

Officers arrived on the scene and began pursuing the suspect on foot. The chase led to the fatal police shooting. 

It's unclear who was killed in the incident. 

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating per standard procedure.

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