Police ID man fatally shot by officers

A man is dead after being shot by police officers responding to reports of a violent domestic situation.

ST. PAUL - A man fatally shot Thursday evening in St. Paul, after officers responded to a report of shots fired inside a home, has been identified. 

The Ramsey County Medical examiner says that man is 28-year-old Phumee Lee. 

A St. Paul Police spokesman confirms that the officer-involved shooting happened just after 6 p.m. on the 400 block of Earl Street. Police say Lee was armed and had fired shots at a woman inside the home where five children were reportedly present.

The woman fled the home and met responding officers, who soon located the suspect. The subsequent encounter led to Lee being shot and killed by officers. Police say a gun was recovered at the scene.

The BCA reports Lee died of multiple gunshot wounds.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will be investigating the officer-involved shooting, which is standard procedure for most police departments in the state.

Lee's criminal record includes several alcohol and traffic violations. He was also convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault in 2009.

The two officers involved in the shooting have been identified as Officer Daniel Gleason and Officer Jordan Wild. Gleason has ten years of law enforcement experience including six years with the St. Paul police. Wild has been with the department for three years.

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