OLIVIA (AP) -- Friends and family have identified the man who was fatally shot by a police officer over the weekend in western Minnesota.

A cousin, Jessica Laro, identified him as 32-year-old Ricardo Torres Jr.

He was shot in alley about 2 a.m. Sunday in Olivia. Officials say Torres was armed and confronted a police officer. Laro says Torres would never confront a police officer.

Natasha Lindner says she and Torres have been together for four years and that he is the father of their 9-month-old daughter. Lindner says Torres was known to carry a pellet gun and questioned the city's description of what happened.

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