MINNEAPOLIS -- A man was shot and killed after threatening police with a knife during a domestic dispute call Saturday morning.
Minneapolis police officers responded to a domestic assault involving weapons call around 2:15 a.m. at an apartment building in the 3000 block of 19th Avenue South.
The Hennepin County medical examiner's office says the victim was 40-year-old Delshawn Crawford Sr. He was listed as having no permanent address.
When police arrived, officers heard a woman screaming inside. The officers then forced their way into the apartment.
After entering the apartment, Crawford came towards the officers with a knife. MPD assistant chief Janee Harteau says the officers "were forced to defend themselves and returned fire."
Crawford was shot and killed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other injuries were reported.
The two officers involved in the incident have been placed on a standard three day administrative leave.
The Minneapolis Police Department Homicide and Internal Affairs units are investigating the incident.
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