Deadly police shooting in Eagan investigated

Published 10:04 am Monday, August 29, 2016

EAGAN — Three suburban Twin Cities officers are off the streets while a deadly police shooting is investigated.

Eagan police say a 37-year-old man who was sitting in his car firing a handgun toward an apartment building was killed in an exchange of gunfire with officers about noon Sunday.

Eagan police spokesman Aaron Machtemes says the three officers are on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in such cases. He says it’s not yet clear how many officers fired their weapons.

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Neighbors at the Forest Ridge apartments say the man who was killed, Justin Kulhanek-Derks, lived at the complex with his teenage daughter. Laura and Ken Scott tell the Star Tribune their daughter is a good friend of Kulhanek-Derks’ daughter.

Laura Scott says Kulhanek-Derks had been despondent because of a recent breakup with his fiancee.