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Man, 19, Dies In Officer-Involved Shooting In St. Louis County

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An investigation is underway after a fatal officer-involved shooting in Mountain Iron Saturday afternoon.

The shooting happened after police responded to reports of a shoplifter along the 8400 block of Enterprise Drive North at around 12:30 p.m.

Police say a man fled after being approached by a deputy. Authorities set up a perimeter, and discovered the man they saw fleeing match the description of a suspect in a drive-by shooting that happened Friday in Virginia.

Officers located the man in a wooded area, and deployed Tasers. Police say eventually two deputies fired on the man, who died at the scene.

He has not been identified but was described as a 19-year-old from Virginia.

The two deputies who fired have been placed on standard administrative leave.


Source: CBS Minnesota

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