MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Robbinsdale police say a man is dead after an officer shot him during an attempted traffic stop on Friday morning.
It happened at 10:51 a.m. near 38th and Nobles Avenue North. According to police, the registered owner of the car had an active felony out for their arrest.
There was a short vehicle pursuit, which ended when officers blocked the car in. A man then got out of the car with a knife.
Officers told the suspect multiple times to drop the knife, but he did not. After police tried unsuccessfully to use a Taser, the suspect charged at officers.
An officer then shot the man, who died at the scene. A neighbor near 38th and Noble recorded the shooting on his cell phone.
The Minnesota BCA has been put in charge of the investigation. They recovered a knife at the scene and say there’s body camera video of what happened.
“It’s crazy. This is like a small town in a big city so we don’t have big stuff like this happening around here. That’s why we live here,” neighbor Jill Sobiech said.
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