ROBBINSDALE, Minn. — State and county investigators were on the scene of a fatal shooting by police on Friday, Jan. 8, in Robbinsdale, Minn.
The city’s police department confirmed a man, identified as white, was shot by officers Friday morning. According to a statement from the department, police had attempted to stop a vehicle before the shooting because the owner of the car had an outstanding felony arrest warrant. There was a brief chase.
Police say officers ordered the man to drop a knife and used a Taser before shooting him. Police said the man was being aggressive toward them.
A video posted earlier in the day on social media, shot from a block away, shows police with guns drawn, then someone running, seemingly toward an officer. Then three shots are heard on the video.
The Robbinsdale police statement says officers tried to save the man’s life, but he died at the scene.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was on the scene. The man who died and the officers involved in the shooting have not been identified.