MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting at a sober house in south Minneapolis. At about 5:13 a.m. Monday, a 911 caller reported a combative, armed man at the building on the 2100 block of Minnehaha Avenue S.
The apartment building is a Christian ministry for ex-cons called Make Old Things New. The manager called 911 because a visitor was acting paranoid and delusional and was wielding a long hunting knife. After officers arrived, the visitor ran into a first floor apartment and began stabbing a man. That's when police busted in and fired a fatal gunshot. The manager says police were forced to shoot to save a man's life.
“They breached the door and he was in the process stabbing Alan. The cops didn’t have any choice about what they were going to do, so they shot him,” said building manager Terry Haigler. “Look, I’m not a big fan of the police, but there’s no question in my mind that they did what they had to do, and if they hadn’t, Alan would probably be dead now.”
The BCA took over the case almost immediately and spent about 10 hours Monday processing the scene and talking to witnesses. It's unclear if they've talked to the two officers, including one who suffered a serious wound to his hand.
The condition of the man who was stabbed is unknown, but the manager said it looks like he's going to survive.
This is the 11th police shooting statewide that the BCA has investigated in the past year.
UPDATE (4/6): The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the man shot by police as 50-year-old Raul Salvador Marquez Heraldes.