Albert Lea police confirm officer-involved shooting

Albert Lea police confirm officer-involved shooting Photo: KAAL

January 03, 2019 02:28 PM

The Albert Lea Police Department confirms officers discharged their weapons during an incident Thursday morning, killing the individual.

A Facebook post said the incident occurred just after 10 a.m. when officers responded to a 911 call for service involving an individual in an alleyway behind the 300 block of Court Street. The individual was located, and at one point during the encounter, officers fired their weapons.


Lifesaving measures were attempted but the individual was pronounced dead at the scene. The post said no one else was injured.

The officers have been placed on standard administrative leave.  They were not wearing body cameras at the time of the incident. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will conduct an independent investigation of the incident.

Investigators will determine whether dash cameras captured the encounter, the post said.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office will release the individual's identity, as well as the cause and manner of death, after an autopsy and family notification are completed.

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