MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Three Burnsville police officers were cleared of criminal charges Tuesday in connection to the shooting death of a Chaska man in a McDonald’s parking lot on St. Patrick’s Day.
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office says a grand jury declined to charge officers Taylor Jacobs, John Mott and Maksim Yakovlev for their roles in the death of 38-year-old Map Kong.READ MORE: Allina WestHealth's ER, Urgent Care Set To Close Temporarily As Nurses Go On Strike Over Fair Pay
Police were called to the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant on the morning of March 17 on a report of a man bouncing up and down and his car while holding what appeared to be a knife.
The attorney’s office says the officers broke Kong’s car window to use an electroshock weapon on him after he ignored repeated demands to drop what was described as a “large dagger-style knife.”READ MORE: 2 Crashes On I-35W Leave 1 Dead
Watch body cam footage from the incident below (Warning: Disturbing Content):
The electroshock weapon reportedly did not subdue Kong, who then exited his vehicle. The three officers each shot Kong, killing him.MORE NEWS: 2 Pedestrians Shot And Injured In South Minneapolis
Kong’s toxicology report showed that he had amphetamine and methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death.