Family Identifies Man Killed By St. Paul Police
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The family of the man fatally shot by St. Paul police is asking the public to remain calm as relatives wait for answers about his death.
Family members have identified the man as 24-year-old Michael Golden. Police say he was shot as he drove his vehicle toward officers Wednesday after they responded to a woman's complaint about receiving threatening text messages. No officers were injured. Police say a gun was recovered at the scene and that the investigation is ongoing.
The St. Paul NAACP is calling for an independent investigation into the shooting. President Jeff Martin the investigating agency should be "totally removed" from the city or state.
A statement issued by Golden's family says he was a "beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew and cousin and he will be sorely missed."