MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating after a stabbing suspect was shot and killed by a Hastings police officer Monday evening.
The BCA says Hastings police officers began investigating a stabbing incident that occurred at a sober living group home around 3:40 a.m. Monday. The victim and suspect were both residents of the home.
When officers arrived, they found the victim with multiple lacerations. The suspect had already fled the scene.
Officers responded shortly before 6 p.m. when a 911 caller reported seeing the suspect near 15th Street West and Highway 61. Two police officers responded and immediately located the suspect on the 1500 block of Walnut Street.
At one point during the encounter, the BCA says an officer discharged his or her firearm, striking the man. Resident Jana Guillot said she heard three gunshots.
“I went out the front door and saw somebody laying in the street, not moving,” Guillot said. “One of the Hastings officers told me that the community is not at risk.”
Tanya Johnson told WCCO-TV that her son, 23-year-old Keagan Johnson, was the man who was shot and killed by police. She says he had been living at the group home for seven months, and was having problems adjusting to sober living from being in treatment.
Johnson wants answers as to why her son was killed when he was in crisis.
The officers were wearing body cameras and the squads were equipped with dash cameras. The BCA says investigators will evaluate any footage captured.
The investigation is ongoing. Hastings police are investigating the stabbing incident.