Minneapolis officers involved in deadly shooting identified

7:52 PM, May 14, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - Police have identified two officers involved in a shooting that left one man dead.

Minneapolis police were called a domestic assault involving weapons around 2:15 a.m. Saturday at an apartment building in the 3000 block of 19th Avenue South.

When officers arrived they allegedly heard a woman screaming from a second floor apartment. The officers eventually had to force their way inside the residence.

Authorities say the suspect, 40-year-old Delshawn Crawford Sr., immediately went after officers armed with a knife.

When Crawford didn't put the knife down the officers shot and killed him.

The two officers who were involved in the shooting are Officer Laura Turner and Officer Chad Meyer.

Officer Turner joined the Minneapolis Police Department as a Cadet in January of 1997 and was promoted to Police Officer in June of that year. She graduated from the Police Academy in October of 1997.

Officer Meyer joined the Minneapolis Police Department in January of 2008 after previous service with the Chisago County Sheriff's Office.

Both officers were put on standard paid administrative leave while the investigations by the Homicide and Internal Affairs Units continue.

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