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Man killed in Mpls. officer-involved shooting ID'd

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says 52-year-old Chiasher Fong Vue died Sunday of multiple gunshot wounds.

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities have identified the man shot and killed during an encounter with Minneapolis Police officers who were responding to reports of a domestic situation early Sunday.  

Squads were dispatched shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday after a 911 caller reported at least one shot had been fired inside a home on the 3100 block of Thomas Ave. N. Some people inside the home were able to escape before officers arrived, and the rest were assisted out once police got to the home. 

Despite the urging of officers on the scene the suspect, identified Tuesday as 52-year-old Chiasher Fong Vue, refused to come outside.

Police eventually made contact with Vue and they say he agreed to come outside after extensive talks with officers. When he came out, Vue was holding a gun and he fired at officers, according to police spokesman John Elder. The officers fired back, hitting the suspect. 

Vue was taken to North Memorial Hospital where he later died. An autopsy released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office lists the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds. 

The shooting is under investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. 

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