St. Paul officer, 2 marshals fired at suspect in K-9 stabbing - KMSP-TV

St. Paul officer, 2 marshals fired at suspect in K-9 stabbing

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

The St. Paul Police Department has identified the officer involved in the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old suspect wanted on a first-degree criminal sexual conduct warrant.

Just before 1:40 p.m., members of the North Star Fugitive Task Force -- including St. Paul police officers, deputy U.S. marshals and Ramsey County deputies -- entered a home in the 700 block of Aurora Avenue seeking 32-year-old Alden Anderson, of St. Louis, Mo.

Once officers confirmed Anderson was in the home, they located him in the basement, where he was armed with a knife.

Officials say St. Paul police K-9 Kody made the apprehension but was fatally stabbed in the process. Three officers then opened fire on Anderson, who was struck and killed.

St. Paul Police Officer Jeffrey Thissen was among those who fired on Anderson. He is a 10-year veteran of the force and has been placed on administrative leave, as is standard practice.

Police say two deputy U.S. marshals also fired their weapons.

Officials say the investigation remains ongoing, and any further details will be released on the St. Paul Police Department's Twitter account.

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