Adult male dead, cop injured after officer-involved shooting incident
Published 10:45 am Thursday, January 12, 2017
The Austin Police Department has confirmed an adult male has died from injuries sustained in an incident Wednesday where an officer discharged a weapon.
The man has yet to be identified, pending a preliminary autopsy and after family notification has been made, according to a department press release.
Details of the disturbance are not yet known. The incident started when two APD officers and two Mower County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance on the 1000 block of Eighth Avenue Southwest at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a press release.
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During the incident, an officer discharged a service weapon and an adult male was taken by ambulance to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin and later transported by helicopter to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, where he died.
The officer was injured during the incident and was also taken to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, treated for non-life threatening injuries and released. As is procedure with a case where a firearm was discharged, the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, said Police Chief Brian Krueger on Thursday.
Krueger declined to say if there were any other injuries suffered by others during the incident, pending completion of the investigation.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension continues to investigate and will release additional information once initial interviews are complete.
Mayo Clinic is conducting the autopsy which includes the formal identification, and family notification has taken place.
Mower County Attorney Kristen Nelson said the Olmsted County Attorney’s office will review the case once the investigation is complete. That, she said Thursday, is also a regular practice during a case when department employees are involved.
An officer said Wednesday afternoon that there was no danger to public.