BCA investigates police shooting in downtown Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer fatally shot a male who authorities say had a loaded gun in his hand. Interim police Chief Amelia Huffman says the shooting happened at about 7 a.m. Wednesday in a downtown apartment complex.

Officers from the Minneapolis department’s SWAT team were serving warrants to help the St. Paul Police Department with a homicide investigation. Officers entered an apartment in Minneapolis and encountered the person with a gun. He was shot.

Huffman says police provided medical aid, but that he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating. Nekima Levy Armstrong, a longtime activist on policing and civil rights issues, posted on Facebook that she received a call from interim Chief Amelia Hoffman to tell her that police had shot and killed a man while serving a warrant.

Armstrong is among several people whom Mayor Jacob Frey named to a commission aimed at improving public safety in the city.