More details have been released in connection with the Minneapolis Police officer-involved shooting incident on Dec. 15 that led to the death of 52-year-old Chiasher Fong Vue.
Newly-released documents include transcripts for two 911 calls along with highly-redacted incident reports from the night of the shooting, where nine officers fired their weapons while responding to a domestic issue shortly after 3 a.m. All nine officers were placed on standard administrative leave.
According to one of the 911 transcripts, a caller reported hearing shots fired inside a home on the 3100 block of Thomas Ave. N., and seeing a man, who was later identified as Vue, was holding a knife. The caller also claimed Vue was intoxicated.
Minneapolis Police spokesperson John Elder said that when officers arrived on scene, Vue refused to leave the residence. Police eventually made contact with Vue and said 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 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.
Employee complaint records were also released for each officer. Sergeant Tony Carlson has been disciplined in the past on more than one occasion for use of force; Officer Daniel Ledman was disciplined previously in a responsibility for inventory of property incident; and Officer Andrew Reed was disciplined in the past for his handling of firearms.
Police said additional information regarding this case will be released when made available.