BURNSVILLE, Minn. (KMSP) - One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting in the parking lot of a McDonald’s on Highway 13 in Burnsville, Minn. early Thursday morning. The officers involved were wearing body cameras at the time of the incident, and a used car dealership next door to the McDonald’s apparently captured some of the confrontation on its surveillance cameras.
At approximately 6:15 a.m., 5 officers responded on a report of suspicious activity in the McDonald’s parking lot, where they encountered a suspect with a weapon. The suspect was shot and killed by police. No police officers were injured in the incident.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is leading the investigation into the shooting. All 5 officers have been put on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure for officer-involved shootings. Initial interviews with the officers have been completed, and the BCA has identified the officers as:
Sgt. Patrick Gast, 13 years with the department
Officer Tylor Jacobs, 4 years
Officer John Mott, 8 years
Officer LynRae Tonne, 17 years
Sgt. Maksim Yakovlev, 16 years
“We believe this to be an isolated incident with no ongoing public safety concerns," Burnsville Police Chief Eric Gieske said. "Please, please be patient with us as this is an active investigation. We owe it to the community, the deceased, the department and the individual officers involved to make sure we have all the information before giving out too many details.”
This is the first officer-involved shooting in Burnsville where someone has been killed since 1981, according to the police chief.