BCA: Plymouth Officer Shot, Killed Man After He Tried to Take Her Gun
PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a Plymouth police officer shot and killed a man in a suburban Twin Cities fast food restaurant after the man tried to take her weapon.
The shooting happened Thursday night at Arby's in Plymouth.
Authorities say Officer Amy Therkelsen was called to the restaurant and was told the man had a weapon. She arrived to find two individuals trying to subdue him. He didn't follow Therkelsen's commands and she tried to use her stun gun, but it wasn't effective.
Therkelsen then tried to subdue the man physically but he tried to remove her weapon from her holster, and she fired at him.
No other weapons were found.
Therkelsen has been on the department for seven years. Another officer, Christopher Hendrickson, witnessed the shooting. Both are on administrative leave.