MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released the identities of the suspect and police officers involved in a shooting in Blaine Thursday morning.
At 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Anoka County Dispatch got a call from a residence on the 100 block of 92nd Avenue NE reporting a burglary in progress. The female homeowner, who locked herself in a bedroom, told police that someone broke into her home and was fighting with her boyfriend in the kitchen.
Two Coon Rapids police officers arrived at the scene shortly after. When they approached the front door, they were met by the boyfriend who told them the intruder was still inside the home.
Police say as officers reached the doorway, the suspect ran at the offices with a knife. One officer then fired his Taser and the other fired his service weapon, striking the suspect.
The suspect, identified Friday as 29-year-old Lamar Allen Sullivan-Armstrong of Minneapolis, was taken to the hospital where he’s expected to survive.
The two Coon Rapids police officers have been placed on standard administrative leave. They were identified Friday as Officer Adam Jacobson, a nine-year veteran of the department, and Officer Hans Link, a two-year veteran of the department.
The BCA is investigating the officer-involved shooting at the request of the Blaine Police Department. Blaine police and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office are investigating what led up to the shooting.
Once the BCA’s investigation is complete, it will turn over its findings to the Anoka County Attorney’s Office for review.