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Confirmed: Officer shooter in fatal Brooklyn Center traffic stop

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A police officer was involved in a shooting in the wee hours of Friday morning in Brooklyn Center, in the area of Interstate 694 and Shingle Creek Parkway, the Star Tribune reported, citing a dispatcher with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. The body of the person who was shot was still in nearby weeds Friday morning, the Star Tribune reported.

KARE 11 now reports that the officer did indeed shoot and kill the man.

Major Kip Carver of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office confirmed for KARE 11 that a blue van was pulled over on a traffic stop on the ramp at Shingle Creek Parkway and Interstate 94 around 2:20 a.m. At some point a struggle ensued, an officer pulled his weapon and fatally shot the suspect.

KSTP reports that police and investigators have swarmed the scene, and there was a focus on a blue minivan. KSTP counted at least two dozen police vehicles.

The condition of the person who was shot was not immediately available, and the details of what led to the shooting were not immediately reported, although FOX 9 reports that Brooklyn Center police shot a suspect after a traffic stop. The Hennepin County sheriff's office said police shot the suspect during a struggle, FOX reported.

It was the second shooting in Brooklyn Center in two days. There was another shooting Thursday just blocks away outside a Super 8 motel, in which a bloodied man pounded on a door seeking help, but died before he could say what happened, police said.

“These two incidents are totally unrelated,” a police spokesman told the Star Tribune.

Police have urged anyone with information to call 763-503-3115.

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