Authorities have identified the man who was shot to death by police officers at an RV park in St. Anthony last week as William Thomas Holt, 51, of Ellaville, Ga.
Holt was shot multiple times Oct. 9 after charging officers responding to what turned out to be a hostage hoax at the Lowry Grove RV Park, 2501 Lowry Av. NE., police and witnesses said. Several witnesses said Holt, who had a rifle, fired several shots at the officers before he was killed.
It is still unclear what prompted Holt to confront the officers, after calling 911 to report that he was being held at gunpoint by “another individual,” authorities said. A search of the trailer revealed that there was no one else was inside, they said.
The three East Metro SWAT team members involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, standard procedure in shootings involving police.
The investigation into the incident is continuing, said a Bureau of Criminal Apprehension spokesperson.