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BCA identifies officer, man shot in Downtown Duluth officer-involved shooting

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified the officer who fired his weapon, and the man shot during an officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Downtown Duluth. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified the officer who fired his weapon, and the man shot during an officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Downtown Duluth. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Updated: September 16, 2020 08:32 AM

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified the officer who fired his weapon, and the man shot during an officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Downtown Duluth.

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In a news release on Tuesday night, the BCA identified the officer as Tyler Leibfried. According to the BCA, Leibfried has been with the Duluth Police Department for five years. He has been placed on standard administrative leave, following the incident.

The BCA identified the person who was shot as 23-year-old Jared Richard Fyle of Duluth.

The BCA says police responded to Fyle’s apartment at 105 W. 1st Street following multiple 911 calls about a physical domestic incident.

Shortly after officers arrived, the BCA says officers indicated they heard two gunshots and a witness reported hearing loud sounds from inside the apartment. The BCA says officer Leibfried then discharged his firearm into the door. The shot went through the door and struck Fyle in the shoulder.

Police say Fyle was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and then released into police custody. Fyle was then booked at the St. Louis County Jail on probable cause for Domestic Assault, but authorities later decided not to file a Domestic Assault charge.

The BCA says based on the preliminary investigation, no shots were fired from inside the apartment, and no firearms were recovered at the scene. The BCA says a hatchet was located just inside the door.

The BCA says portions of the incident were captured on officers’ body cameras.

No one else was in the apartment at the time of the incident, the BCA says. The alleged victim in the reported domestic incident had left the apartment before law enforcement arrived. That person was not injured.

The BCA says the investigation is ongoing

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