3 officers placed on leave after Richfield fatal shooting

Three Richfield police officers were placed on paid administrative leave following the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Jeffrey O'Conner. Authorities say O'Conner was mentally disturbed and wielding a knife when an officer was forced to shoot him Friday.
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Three Richfield police officers were placed on paid administrative leave following the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Jeffrey O'Conner.

The Associated Press reports Sgt. Mark Shelley, a 20-veteran of the Richfield Police Department; Officer Tom Blair, a 23-year veteran; and Officer Brian Rogge, a 16-year veteran were placed of leave, which is standard procedure.

Authorities say O'Conner was mentally disturbed and wielding a knife when an officer was forced to shoot him Friday. O'Conner was living with his aunt in Richfield.

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