ALBERT LEA, Minn. - One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting Thursday, police have confirmed.
“Officers responded to a 911 Call for Service involving an individual in the alleyway behind the 300 block of Court Street. Officers located the individual and at one point during the encounter, officers discharged their weapons, striking the individual,” the Albert Lea Police Department said. “The officers attempted lifesaving measures, but the individual was pronounced deceased at the scene. No one else was injured during the incident. Officers are on standard administrative leave.”
The officers were not wearing body cameras, and investigators will determine whether dash cameras captured the incident.
A KIMT reporter on scene said the Albert Lea Police Department, the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office and the Albert Lea Fire Department responded to the shooting in the 400 block of Euclid Ave.
“The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the identity of the deceased individual as well as the cause and manner of death once an autopsy and family notifications are completed,” the police department said.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) will conduct an investigation into the incident and will release any further information.
A neighbor told KIMT on Thursday that there were about five cops chasing a man with a knife running toward the alley on Euclid Ave. The neighbor told KIMT that he saw officers fire three gunshots at the man.