Knife-wielding man who charged officers shot and killed by St. Paul Police
Officers “retreated as the man advanced towards them,” police said. One officer shot him with a taser and another one fired shots, which struck the man.
ST. PAUL -- A man with a knife who charged police and refused to drop the weapon was shot dead by St. Paul police Saturday night at an apartment complex near downtown, according to the police department.
Police were called to the Winslow Commons building on the 100 block of Western Street South at about 5 p.m on a report of a man who had been threatening people in the community room with a knife.
When officers arrived, they found the man in a first-floor hallway and tried to get him to drop the knife. Officers “retreated as the man advanced towards them,” police said.
One officer shot him with a taser and another one fired shots, which struck the man. Medics responded and gave first aid but the man was eventually pronounced dead at the scene.
No officers were injured. They were wearing body cameras that were activated and recording at the time. They will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard in an officer-involved shooting.
The BCA is conducting the investigation and will forward its findings to the county attorney for review. All further information will be released by the BCA.
The Winslow Commons apartments is a high-rise apartment building predominantly for seniors and disabled people.
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