Police: Loaded Gun Within Reach Of Man Shot Dead By Officers
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - St. Paul police say a man fatally shot by officers had a loaded handgun "within immediate reach."
Police say 24-year-old Marcus Golden of St Paul was shot as he drove his SUV directly toward an officer Wednesday after police responded to a woman's complaint about receiving threatening text messages.
Police say the officers were "fearing for their lives" when they fired several times, striking Golden.
Investigators searched the vehicle and found a loaded gun, but police say it remains under investigation whether the gun had been fired.
The officers are identified as seven-year veteran Jeremy Doverspike and Dan Peck, who has been with the department nearly two years.
Neither was hurt. Both are on standard three-day administrative leave.