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Posted on: September 8, 2019

Statement Regarding Sept. 7 Officer-Involved Shooting

Edina, Minn., Sept. 9, 2019 – While the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a Sept. 7 officer-involved shooting, the City of Edina grieves alongside the family of the deceased, the officers involved and their families, and the Richfield and Edina communities.

On Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10:22 p.m., a police pursuit that began in Edina ended in an officer-involved shooting near the intersection of 77th Street East and Chicago Avenue in Richfield after a man confronted officers with a knife. The incident involved officers from the Edina and Richfield Police departments. No officers were injured during the incident.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation and will release more information after concluding interviews with witnesses. 

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to release more information about the deceased, including his name, in the coming days. The City of Edina is fully cooperating with the Sheriff’s Office and requests the public’s patience as the investigation continues.

The Edina Police Departments chaplains are working with those involved during this difficult time.

Because this is an active investigation, neither police department can comment or give more specific details of the incident. For more information, contact the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office at 612-919-5918.

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