Family: Man shot by St. Paul police struggled with mental illness

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Police in St. Paul are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the city's West Seventh Street neighborhood Thursday evening.

Authorities provided few details about the incident but family members told news outlets a man who had struggled with mental illness was shot by police.

The Pioneer Press reports the mother-in-law of a 30-year-old man said police were called because he was suicidal and had stabbed himself earlier in the day. She told the newspaper her son-in-law was schizophrenic and had been released from St. Joseph's Hospital two days earlier.

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FOX 9 reports family members said the man was causing a scene in the neighborhood when police were called to the 600 block of Canton Street at about 6 p.m.

According to the Pioneer Press, a police commander confirmed the officer-involved shooting but did not provide other information.

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