MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials have identified the man fatally shot by Robbinsdale police last week during an attempted traffic stop. The officers involved have also been identified.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office says 47-year-old Brian Andren, of Ramsey, died Friday morning of multiple gunshot wounds.
According to Robbinsdale police, officers fired at Andren during a traffic stop for an active felony arrest. Andren allegedly brandished a knife and refused to drop it. Officers first tried to use a Taser on him, but when that failed and Andren charged the officers, he was shot.
The Minnesota BCA has identified the officer who discharged his firearm as Sgt. Brian Sloat, who has been with Robbinsdale police for 17 years. The officer who discharged his Taser during the incident is identified as Officer John Tomczik.
Both officers are on standard administrative leave.
The shooting is under investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Investigators say that officer body camera video captured the shooting.
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