Brooklyn Park Police: Man who fired at officer killed himself

A man who fired shots at a Brooklyn Park police officer died when he shot himself Wednesday night, authorities say

The incident began just before 9 p.m. Wednesday after a neighbor called 911 to report what sounded like a gunshot outside a home on the 8700 block of Maplebrook Parkway North, police said. The first officer to arrive came under fire from what appeared to be a shotgun, with the squad car getting struck by gunfire. 

The officer was not hurt, and he called for backup. As more officers arrived, a woman called 911 to report the suspect had shot himself. Police found the man in the driveway, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Police said the situation grew out of a domestic call. The female victim involved in the call was not hurt. 

A gun was recovered from the scene and the officer was wearing a body camera during the incident.

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