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Security guard fatally shoots man at Brooklyn Park apartment complex

Police say the guard fired after he allegedly saw a man try to stab a woman. Responding officers attempted life-saving measures, but the man later died.
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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. — A man is dead after being shot by an on-duty security guard at a Brooklyn Park apartment complex.

Police say squads were dispatched to the 5800 block of 73rd Avenue North around 11:40 p.m. on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived at the Huntington Place apartments and learned that a 62-year-old man had been shot by a security guard. First responders attempted life-saving measures but the man later died at an area hospital. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the man as Spencer Carpenter.

Preliminary information indicates the security guard heard a woman screaming for help. When the guard responded, he found a man armed with a knife, attempting to stab the woman. The security guard ordered the man to drop the knife but he refused, ultimately discharging his weapon, police say.  

Investigators later learned the man who was shot and the woman calling for help were in a domestic relationship. 

Brooklyn Park police say the security guard is employed by 10-Code Security, and add that he is fully cooperating with the investigation. 


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