Police say two officers went to a home after receiving a report that the man was suicidal.
According to police, the officers encountered the
man while he was carrying a shotgun and at least one officer shot the
man because the officer felt threatened.
Police Sgt. Anita Boynton says the two officers
involved in the Thursday night shooting are being put on paid
administrative leave for three days.
That's standard procedure for the El Mirage Police Department.
The state Department of Public Safety is investigating the shooting.
The man's identity hasn't been released.
Copyright 2014 The
Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be
published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
KMSP-TV11358 Viking DriveEden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: (952) 944-9999Fax: (952) 942-0455