BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Authorities have released the identity of the man shot and killed by police in Burnsville early Thursday morning.
According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, 38-year-old Map Kong, of Chaska, died of multiple gunshot wounds at 6:15 a.m. outside the McDonald's, on the 2900 block of Minnesota Highway 13 in Burnsville.
Police had responded to the area on a report of a suspicious man and upon arrival, came in contact with Kong, who was holding a weapon. Authorities have not said what the weapon was but witnesses on scene described it was a knife.
Authorities say Kong was ordered to drop the weapon but refused to cooperate. That's when officers opened fire.
Five officers from the Burnsville Police Department remain on administrative leave while the investigation continues. They were identified last week.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension continues to investigate.
Burnsville Police Chief Eric Gieske says this is the first officer-involved shooting to result in death since 1981.