MINNEAPOLIS - The Minneapolis Police Department says a man was shot by a police officer Friday afternoon and the man later died in the hospital.
Police say they received a 911 call just before 2 p.m. about a suicidal man.
When officers arrived near the intersection of 37th and Morgan Avenues N. - just a few blocks from Folwell Park - they encountered a man with a weapon and he was shot by an officer.
In initial reports from police the man's injuries were called non-life threatening but he later died at North Memorial Medical Center.
"Our officers were not injured physically. This is an extremely traumatic incident for everyone involved. The person who is possibly suicidal, having their own mental crisis. The officers that were involved in this call, and the officers who responded. There's no officer I've ever met that wants to come to work with the intent to harming or killing a person, said John Elder, MPD Public Information Officer.
Elder also said the police officers involved had their body cameras turned on.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey released a statement:
“We know that the lives of everyone involved are forever changed and that one life was cut short. Moving forward, the investigation into the shooting will be under the purview of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). I can confirm that the involved officers’ body cameras were on and activated. In the days ahead, I will continue to work with Chief Arradondo to collect further information regarding what transpired today. Regardless of the information that comes forth, our city mourns a life lost and grieves with a family and community in pain.”