BCA confirms 2nd officer fired gun in fatal Stillwater shooting; investigation ongoing

State investigators have confirmed that a second police officer fired his weapon during last weekend’s fatal shooting in Stillwater.

Friday, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said Sgt. Daniel Young, a 12-year law enforcement veteran with Stillwater Police Department, did fire his handgun. He’s on standard administrative leave, as is the other officer who fired his weapon, Justin Dowley.

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Young and Dowley responded to the 2200 block of West Orleans Street at around 2:30 p.m. on March 4 after 911 callers reported gunshots inside a building. When they arrived, the BCA says they found the suspect, 21-year-old Okwan Rahmier Sims, and an exchange of gunfire ensued.

Sims was hit and pronounced dead at a hospital.

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The BCA is still reviewing video and investigating the incident. Afterward, it will present its findings to the Washington County Attorney’s Office for review.