1. Minneapolis police shot a man they'd been speaking with in one of their interview rooms at City Hall around 4:40 p.m. Monday, after he pulled out an "edged weapon" and began injuring himself, Police Chief Medaria Arradonodo said.
2. The man was identified on Tuesday as 18-year-old Marcus Fischer, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced. Arradondo said officers had tried to subdue the man before using their weapons, but weren't able to stop him. He was then "rushed" to HCMC with injuries.
3. There is a video recording system set up in the room, according to Arradondo, who said "any and all" evidence will be given to the BCA – the agency that will investigate.
What else you should know
The BCA on Tuesday said Fischer is still at HCMC and being treated for injuries. Investigators are in the process of speaking with the officers who were involved in the shooting, or saw it happen.
Some of those interviews have happened already, others are expected later this week. The BCA, once those are done, will release some of the preliminary information (the names of the officers involved and who fired their weapon, for example).
There are still unanswered questions about the shooting.
– How many officers were involved hasn't been said, though Arradondo in his statement specifically wrote, "officers discharged their weapons," implying it was more than one. The officers are on standard administrative leave as the shooting is investigated.
– Police have not said what Fischer was being interviewed for. The "edged weapon" hasn't been described further. Nor have police said how he might have gotten the object into the interview room. (The Star Tribune reports it was a knife.)
– The shooting happened in room 108, according to scanner audio posted by Police Clips. Room 108 houses multiple investigative units, including forgery and fraud, family violence, robbery and assault and homicide.
This is the ninth police shooting in Minnesota this year, according to the Washington Post's database.