1 dead in officer-involved shooting in Columbia Heights

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer-involved shooting at a maid service in Columbia Heights on Tuesday morning that left one person dead.

Columbia Heights police officers responded call domestic incident involving a person with a gun in a building on the 700 block of 40th Avenue NE around 2:30 a.m. Upon arrival, officers encountered a suspect with a gun. The officers called for backup from the Fridley Police Department. After refusing to show his hands, the officers fired, killing the suspect.

A Columbia Heights police officer and a Fridley police officer have been placed on standard administrative leave for their involvement in the incident.

The BCA said they have body camera footage of the incident they are using in their investigation.
Chief Scott Nadeau told Fox 9 there is no threat to the community.

"I think this is an isolated incident. It's certainly not a random incident. Preliminary investigation shows that the people involved in this incident knew each other," Nadeau said.