A 29-year-old Illinois man was identified as the person shot and killed by St. Paul police early Wednesday.
Cordale Quinn Handy, who is from the city of Waukegan, died after being shot multiple times, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in an email release.
Authorities have said police were called to an apartment building in St. Paul around 2:20 a.m. on a domestic situation involving physical violence.
According to the bureau, police officers encountered Handy in the street nearby. Two officers fired their weapons – the bureau doesn't give any details as to what might have led up to the shooting.
Handy was hit and died at the scene. No officers were injured, and the two who fired their weapons are on standard administrative leave.
The bureau said its investigators found a gun outside the apartment building, as well as spent shell casings in the apartment.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating, which is now normal for officer-involved shootings in St. Paul. After the bureau is done, it will give its findings to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office, which will go review them and determine whether to pursue criminal charges.
The original story from Wednesday is below.
A man dead following an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul Wednesday morning.
St. Paul police say the incident happened around 2:30 a.m. after they were called to an apartment building on the 700 block of East 6th St.
They had received a report of a domestic incident with physical violence, and when they arrived they encountered a man in the street near the intersection of East 7th St. and Simmen St.
Shots were fired and the man was hit. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. Three officers were on the scene at the time and none were injured.
The identity of the man hasn't been released, but relatives told the Pioneer Press the man who was killed is Cordale Handy.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is at the scene and will launch an investigation. This follows a recent change in policy within the police department following national discussions of police use of deadly force – previously, officer-involved shootings were investigated by the department's homicide unit.
Now, like many other police departments in Minnesota, St. Paul uses the independent BCA to look into what led to the shooting. The findings are generally then presented to a county attorney's office, which will review the case, and determine whether charges should be considered, and by what method.
So far this year, there have been 219 fatal officer-involved shootings in the U.S., including Wednesday's incident in St. Paul and two others in Minnesota, the Washington Post's database shows. Last year, there were 963 fatal shootings by officers, including 14 in Minnesota.