Fatal Police Shooting Investigated in St. Paul
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Police officials say officers tried using nonlethal ammunition before fatally shooting a man who was armed with a rifle in St. Paul.
Officers were called to a residence Monday on a report of a man with a rifle. Sgt. Paul Paulos says officers encountered a man wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with a rifle.
Paulos says tactical officers and negotiators arrived on the scene. He says the man - identified as 28-year-old Justin Todd Tolkinen of St. Paul - eventually came out of the house, multiple shots were fired and the suspect was hit. No officers were injured.
Four officers involved in the incident were placed on administrative leave, in keeping with department policy. They are identified as Mark Farrington, Brian Hall, Patrick Murphy and Jermaine Davis.