Man in shootout with Plymouth police killed himself


A man involved in a shootout with police after killing his girlfriend at a Plymouth intersection died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Wednesday.

Corey Allen Perry, 28, died at 11:09 p.m. Friday at the apartment complex where he lived, the medical examiner announced.

Police were called to the apartments on Annapolis Lane after getting reports there was a man with a gun. They exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who was later found dead.

Officials say he had a long gun, a hand gun and had been wearing a “tactical” vest loaded with magazines, but was a prohibited person who shouldn’t have had access to firearms. How he got the guns remains under investigation.

The officers involved in the shootout are on paid administrative leave. They have been identified as officers Steve Larson, who joined the department in 2005, and Quincy Grabau, who has been an officer in Plymouth since 2013, KSTP reports.

One of the officers was also injured during the shooting, WCCO says.

Before the shooting, officers responded to the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and Rockford Road, where they found the body of 28-year-old Trisha Lynn Nelson.

The medical examiner ruled she died from "complex homicidal violence," including "multiple gunshot wounds and sharp force injuries."

Authorities said at a news conference over the weekend they believe she was a victim of domestic violence. She was living with Perry at the time and the pair were engaged, according to reports.

The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women called Nelson’s death the second domestic violence homicide of 2016.

KSTP and the Star Tribune, citing witnesses and people who knew Nelson, say Perry had called asking her to pick him up from a bar in Uptown after he got into an altercation. As they neared their Plymouth apartment, he pursued and fatally shot Nelson as she fled the car.

The Plymouth Police Department is investigating Nelson’s death, while the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department is handling the incident at the apartment complex.

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