MN BCA investigating officer involved shooting in Downtown Duluth

Updated: September 13, 2020 10:35 PM

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer involved shooting that took place in Downtown Duluth Saturday night.

A spokesperson for the Duluth Police Department said officers responded to the 100 block of West 1st Street on the report of a physical domestic at approximately 9:20pm.

At one point, the spokesperson said an officer discharged their weapon, striking the suspect in the shoulder area.

Melissa Haberling, a resident of the Kingsley Heights apartment complex shared a video that she says depicts the aftermath of the incident.

In the video, one officer appears to explain to another what led up to the shooting, saying: "He shot at us and I shot him through the door.”

The suspect and a woman can also be heard screaming in the video.

Police say the person who was shot was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and then released into police custody.

The person 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.

Authorities have not released the name, gender, age, or racial background of the person who was shot or confirmed whether that person has been released from jail.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said the officers involved in the incident have been placed on standard administrative leave.

The incident remains under investigation.

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