Officers Identified In Richfield Police-Involved Fatal Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The three officers involved in last Friday’s fatal shooting in Richfield, Minn. have been identified.

Police say a man, later identified as Jeffrey Michael O’Connor, was shot and killed by police after the officers responded to a call involving a man with a knife inside a home on the 6600 block of Park Avenue South. O’Connor was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Richfield police officers involved in the incident are Sgt. Mark Shelley, a 20-year veteran, Officer Tom Blair, a 23-year veteran and Officer Brian Rogge, a 16-year veteran.

All officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

“Although the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office will continue the investigation of this incident; I am confident that this investigation will determine that our officers acted in accordance with department policy and procedure,” said Richfield Police Chief Todd Sandell.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Edgar Linares Reports

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office will continue investigating the incident.


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