No Charges against St. Paul Officers in Fatal 2017 Shooting

No Charges against St. Paul Officers in Fatal 2017 Shooting

Created: August 09, 2018 02:25 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two St. Paul police officers who fatally shot a man in October.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said Thursday that the use of deadly force by Officers Jordan Wild and Daniel Gleason was justified.

Both officers fired their guns during a confrontation and exchange of gunfire with 28-year-old Phumee Lee on Oct. 5. Authorities say Lee had just held a woman and children at gunpoint and had fired a gun inside the home in St. Paul's Dayton's Bluff neighborhood.

Video from a resident's security camera shows Lee walking toward the officers and pointing an object at officers. The video shows a flash coming from the object immediately before he falls onto the street.

Police recovered a handgun near Lee's body.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Relay Media Amp

9th Annual Hillfest Makes Way to Duluth

First Paddlefest Comes to Twin Ports

Informal "Tryout" Held for Upcoming RivALZ Flag Football Game

Duluth Children's Museum Hosts 10th Annual Bubble Festival

Cloquet Man Petitioning Re-entry To United States After Deportation

Wisconsin Commercial Fishing Operations Record Numbers