The Star Tribune published an article on June 3 that falsely reported that the man who was shot and killed by law enforcement personnel in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, later identified as Winston Boogie Smith, was a murder suspect.

That information was initially sourced from law enforcement scanner audio. However, the Star Tribune did not confirm it independently and therefore failed to meet the standards for publication.

The Star Tribune sincerely apologizes for the error and is currently reviewing its reporting processes and policies to ensure this does not happen in the future.