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UPDATE: Names released in officer-involved shooting

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Multiple agencies were on scene. The incident took place in the white house behind the trees. 2 / 5
City workers put up barricades. 3 / 5
Several law enforcement officers were at the scene, which took place at a house on the 300 block between Irving and Jefferson Streets.4 / 5
Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels and Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen (left), along with Douglas County Chief Deputy Brad Lake, were on the scene. 5 / 5

Names have been released following an officer-involved shooting in downtown Alexandria Tuesday afternoon.

A Carlos man, Adam Jo Klimek, 31, has been identified as the deceased.

According to the St. Paul Police Department, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) was conducting an undercover operation involving the solicitation of minors. During the operation, numerous BCA agents entered a single family home in Alexandria. There, they encountered Klimek and told him he was under arrest. Klimek then obtained a knife and charged three agents. Two agents, Beth Eilers and Dustin Van der Hagen, fired their weapons.

The agents immediately called paramedics, but Klimek was declared deceased at the scene. The Anoka County Medical Examiner’s Office is working to determine an exact cause of death.

The incident took place on the 300 block between Irving and Jefferson Streets. No officers were injured.

At the request of the BCA, the St. Paul Police Department is conducting the official investigation of the officer-involved shooting. Once the investigation is complete the Saint Paul Police Department will turn its findings over to the Douglas County Attorney’s Office.

Supporting agencies included the APD and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Also at the scene was the Minnesota State Patrol.  

PRIOR CHARGES

This was not Klimek’s first involvement with solicitation of minors.

In May of 2013, Klimek was involved in a sex trafficking case out of the Twin Cities. After a 12-year-old girl was transported to Alexandria and forced to put up a Craigslist ad with sexually explicit photos, Klimek responded to the ad.

The girl was taken to his home, where he was to pay her $600 for sex. According to court documents, he was physically unable to have sex, but paid her $400.

Klimek was charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct-contact with person under 13,  and one count of engaging in prostitution with person under 13. Both were felonies. He pleaded guilty to the second count in August 2013. In exchange for the guilty plea, the other charge was dismissed.

At that time, Klimek was given a stayed seven year prison sentence and placed on probation for up to 20 years. He served 90 days in jail.

Beth Leipholtz

Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.

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