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Update: BCA IDs St. Paul police who fatally shot man following domestic violence call

A woman called police saying the man had shot at her.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the two St. Paul police officers who discharged their weapons during Thursday's officer-involved shooting. 

  • Officer Daniel Gleason has worked in law enforcement 10 years, that includes six years with the St. Paul Police Department.
  • Officer Jordan Wild has been with the St. Paul Police Department for three years.

Both officers are on standard administrative leave.

The update from Friday afternoon is below:

Police in St. Paul have revealed the identity of the man fatally shot by officers during a domestic violence call Thursday night.

Phumee Lee, 28, died of multiple gunshot wounds sustained during the encounter, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

The update says he was a St. Paul resident. 

The original story from Friday morning is below:

St. Paul police fatally shot a man who was suspected in a domestic violence incident Thursday evening. 

Officers responded to the domestic violence call at home on Earl Street on St. Paul's east side around 6 p.m., a news release says.

The woman who called 911 met with officers about a block from the home, telling them she was shot at twice, but wasn't hurt. 

She also told officers the suspect and some kids were still in the house. 

Police found the suspect nearby and "made contact" with him, adding that "at some point shots were fired by officers," the release says. 

Witnesses tell KSTP they saw an officer fire shots.

Paramedics, who were already on the scene due to the domestic violence call, tried to save him, the release says. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

There were reportedly five kids at home at the time, FOX 9 reports. Police did say they made sure they were safe before making contact with the suspect. 

No officers were injured during the incident. 

A gun was found at the scene.

Police say "several" officers were wearing body cameras and their cameras were activated during the incident. 

The man who was shot and the officers involved haven't been identified. 

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting, which is standard for officer-involved shootings. 

Officer-involved shootings in Minnesota

This is believed to be the seventh fatal officer-involved shooting in Minnesota this year, Washington Post's fatal force database shows

Nationally, at least 748 people have been shot and killed by police in 2017, the database says. 

Last year, 963 people were killed by police – 14 of those happened in Minnesota, the database shows

Domestic violence calls 

Domestic violence are said to be the most dangerous type of call police officers go on, a National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund report shows

That report found that of the 91 officers who were killed in the line of duty from 2010-2014, 22 percent of them were responding to a "domestic dispute" call – the highest of any type of call.

Why are they so dangerous? Michael LaRiviere, a 27-year veteran of the Salem, Massachusetts, Police Department, told The Trace last year that it's because these types of calls have "so many moving parts," unlike something like a shoplifting report, which is usually pretty standard.

You can read more about what LaRiviere had to say here

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