Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Duluth Police have released more information regarding an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead Tuesday morning.
Officers were called to a report of a single vehicle crash in the area of Orange Street and Arlington Avenue around 1:59 A.M Tuesday morning, where the driver had fled.
Two officers responded to the area of the 300 block of East Locust Street that was associated with the registered owner of the vehicle. It's there, they say, that one officer encountered a male subject outside with a handgun.
The officer radioed for assistance and shouted verbal commands in an attempt to get the subject to comply. The second officer in the area responded to assist the first officer and both officers repeatedly yelled loud commands to attempt to get the subject to comply.
This encounter lasted for over three minutes and when officers attempted to take the man into custody, he reached for the area where the gun was located.
Both officers fired their duty weapons and the 26-year-old Duluth man was pronounced dead at the scene.
His name is being withheld pending positive identification and family notification.
One of the officers involved in the shooting is a 5-year veteran of the Duluth Police Department and the other is a 4-year veteran. Neither officer was injured in the altercation. They have both been placed on paid administrative leave.
The Duluth Police Department has requested that the Minnesota BCA investigate the incident.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the BCA.
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