ST PAUL, Minn. — A man was shot and killed Monday night by a Saint Paul police officer, according to information provided by the department.
Officials said officers were called to the intersection of Earl Street and Hudson Road just after 6 p.m. Monday for a report of a domestic incident.
The person who called 911 told officials an assault had taken place and a man was armed with a gun, then abruptly ended their call, police said.
When officers arrived, the man had already run away. Police got a description of the man, set up a perimeter and began to search the area.
Police said the man was spotted by officers running in the area with a handgun in his hand. Officers saw him on Hudson road and said he still had the gun in his hand. He had approached a vehicle with people inside and appeared to be carjacking someone, according to police.
Officers reported that they drove up to where the suspect was standing in the roadway and officials said it appears that police struck the man with their squad car. When officers got out of their car they said the suspect still had a gun in his hand.
At this point an officer fired multiple rounds, hitting the man in the torso and the leg, according to official information from police. Officers said they immediately started treating the man's wounds and called for Saint Paul Fire Medics.
The man was taken to Regions Hospital where he later died. Family members identified the man as 24-year-old Howard Johnson.
Saint Paul Police said the officers involved in this shooting were wearing body-worn cameras, and they were active.
As the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension conducts its review of the incident, it will review this video.
Three officers have been placed on leave as part of the department's standard procedure. According to officials, one officer fired their weapon.
This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.
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