St. Paul police to release body camera footage of recent officer-involved shooting

St. Paul police to release body camera footage of recent officer-involved shooting Photo: KSTP-TV

Updated: September 20, 2019 12:47 PM

The St. Paul Police Department announced it plans to release body camera footage of the officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday in the city's Midway neighborhood.

The shooting left 31-year-old Ronald Kerry Davis dead.


The department said the video will be released on Tuesday after "pertinent parts of the BCA investigation are complete" and the family of Davis has seen the footage.

Earlier this week, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension identified the officer involved in the incident as Officer Steven Mattson.

According to the BCA, Mattson was on patrol Sunday afternoon and had stopped at the intersection of Thomas Avenue West and Griggs Street when his patrol car was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Davis.

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The BCA said Mattson and Davis both exited their vehicles. The BCA said Davis then confronted Mattson with a knife.

According to authorities, Davis ignored repeated commands to drop the knife.

During the encounter, Mattson discharged his firearm, striking Davis, according to the BCA. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.

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