Man Killed in Saturday Afternoon Shoot Out With Stillwater Police
Stillwater, MN (KROC-AM News) - Agents of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension responded Saturday afternoon to a fatal police shooting in Stillwater.
A news release issued by the Stillwater Police Department says Stillwater Police Officers opened fire and fatally wounded a man after he fired at the officers in the parking lot of an apartment building. The officers were dispatched to the property around 2:30 PM for what was initially described as an unknown medical problem. Before their arrival, the officers were informed that the 911 caller was screaming and there were multiple reports of gunshots inside the building.
One person in the apartment building told a law enforcement dispatcher that they had been shot. The news release says police were also informed that several people had been hurt when the suspect fired numerous shots outside of the building. Stillwater Police noted the violence, which was initially described as an active shooter-type situation, occurred next to a residential area with several youth recreational facilities that "were at capacity at the time."
Police later learned the gunman was armed with several extended magazines for a handgun. At least two squad cars were hit by bullets during the exchange of gunfire between the responding officers and the suspect. After he was shot, the officers began lifesaving measures before the man was transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul where he was pronounced dead.
The man's name and additional information about the people wounded in the shooting have not been released.