EAGAN, Minn. — A domestic assault suspect was fatally shot by police Tuesday night, July 2, during a standoff that lasted more than four hours in an Eagan business district.
At a news conference Wednesday morning, Eagan Police Chief Roger New said officers from multiple police departments fired shots at the suspect — a man in his early 20s — but could not say which agencies they are with and what made them shoot.
New said it is too early in the investigation to say if the man fired his gun at officers. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is the lead investigating agency.
The officers who fired shots are on paid administrative leave, which is standard practice following shootings.
Just after 6 p.m., Eagan officers responded to a report of a domestic assault involving a gun. Officers located the suspect, who was armed with a gun, and led officers on a short foot chase. Officers attempted negotiations with him for several hours, New said.
At 10:41 p.m., shots were fired, which struck the man, New said.
Life-saving measures were attempted at the scene and he was rushed to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he was pronounced dead.
No officers were injured.
The shooting may have been captured by body-worn cameras and squad cameras, New said.
The name of the man and the officers involved will be released by the BCA.