Man killed in St. Paul officer-involved shooting identified

Updated: September 16, 2019 07:03 PM

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has identified the man who was killed during an officer-involved shooting Sunday in St. Paul.

The medical examiner's office identified the man as 31-year-old Ronald Davis, of St. Paul.

The incident happened just before 6 p.m.

Police review body camera video after deadly officer-involved shooting in St. Paul

Police said it all started when Davis drove into an officer's squad car at Thomas Avenue W. and North Griggs Street.

When the officer got out of his squad, Davis confronted him and the two got into a physical fight. That's when police said the officer fired his gun, hitting and killing Davis. 

"I heard gunfire," one neighbor told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. "Police were doing CPR on him, then paramedics took over. It was death by cop, he wanted to die."

Investigators said they are reviewing body camera video, and the officer has been placed on standard administrative leave.

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