BURNSVILLE, Minn. — A man who authorities say was threatening suicide is dead after a confrontation with police in Burnsville.
Police say the man left an apartment complex with a gun around 8:25 p.m. Monday. The Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/2dppsig ) a search on foot and with a State Patrol helicopter detected someone about an hour later in a tree line near the apartment complex.
A police statement said officers approaching on foot saw the man had a firearm, and “a Burnsville officer fired shots and the individual is deceased.” No officers were hurt.
Officers were wearing body cameras at the time of the shooting.
The shooting is being investigated by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. A BCA spokeswoman declined to say whether the officer killed the man or if he killed himself. One officer was placed on leave.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com