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Mpls officers ID'd in Dec. 15 officer-involved shooting

Nine officers have been identified as having discharged their firearms during an officer involved shooting incident that killed 52-year-old Chiasher Fong Vue.
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A report of at least one shot had been fired inside the home in the 3100 block of Thomas Ave. N.

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) has identified nine officers who discharged their weapons during a Dec. 15 officer-involved shooting incident that led to the death of 52-year-old Chiasher Fong Vue.

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According to a DPS press release, the Minneapolis officers are identified as:

  • Sergeant Troy Carlson
  • Officer Donnell Crayton 
  • Officer Daniel Ledman 
  • Officer Kyle Pond 
  • Officer Andrew Reed 
  • Officer Travis Williams 
  • Officer Jason Wolff
  • Officer Aaron Womble 
  • Officer Toua Yang 

According to the release, the officers have a range of experience between five and 15 years with MPD.

On Tuesday, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the shooting victim as 52-year-old Minneapolis resident Chiasher Fong Vue, who died of multiple gunshot wounds.

DPS says police were called to a home on Thomas Avenue North on a report that a man had been carrying a knife and firing a gun inside. Multiple family members had escaped the home unharmed, and one remaining family member inside was not injured as a result of the incident, according to the news release. 

DPS says police contacted the man, later identified as Vue, via phone and convinced him to briefly exit the home; however the news release states Vue went back inside and reappeared in a doorway with a rife, which he began shooting. Officers returned fire and Vue was hit with multiple rounds from police. 

This is an ongoing Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigation.